The majority of the trailers we’ve seen for Rise of The Planet of the Apes so far have focused on Caesar, a small chimp who starts showing signs of human-level intelligence, and the touching interactions he has with humans (mainly James Franco).
We’ve only seen a small amount of the primate uprising, but with WETA close to finishing the visual effects the trailers can now start showing some of the rebellion, and that’s exactly what this Comic Con trailer does.
Watch below: (big spoilers during the last 20 seconds)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origins story set in present-day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. One hyper-intelligent chimp called Caesar (motion captured by Andy Serkis) incites a worldwide ape revolution and causes the downfall of humankind.
James Franco plays a young, driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes, with Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto playing a primatologist. The movie also stars John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis as Caesar, and will be released August 5, 2011.