New Posters for APOLLO 18 and RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

     August 3, 2011

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New posters for sci-fi/thrillers Apollo 18 and Rise of the Planet of the Apes have landed online. For those unaware, director Gonzalo López-Gallego’s Apollo 18 is a found-footage pic set in space which posits that 1972’s Apollo 17 mission was America’s last “official” manned moon trip. According to the new sheet, the film will help explain why the nation stopped visiting the moon (I’m assuming that it has nothing to do with the fact that the climate sucks and there isn’t HBO).

As for Rise, director Rupert Wyatt’s prequel stars James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton, and John Lithgow. Aside from featuring an ape creepily peering over Franco’s shoulder, the international sheet on display here does a nice job of explaining why animals can’t have nice things. Check out each of the new posters after the jump. Apollo 18 opens on September 2nd with Rise hitting theaters this weekend (August 5th).

Here’s the Apollo 18 poster:

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Here’s the synopsis:

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon.  But in December of 1974, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

Here’s the Rise of the Planet of the Apes international poster [from IMP Awards]:

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Here’s the synopsis:

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

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