Live Behind-the-Scenes Webcast with WETA Digital for RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

     April 13, 2011


At 5:30pm (PDT), WETA Digital will be offering a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Director Rupert Wyatt will join WETA as they provide viewers with a look at the rendering and creation of the apes, as well as exclusive footage from the film.

Hit the jump to check out the livestream.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, and Andy Serkis as the ape Caesar.  The film opens August 5th.

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For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Rise of the Planet of the Apes:

Set in present-day San Francisco, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES reveals the origins of a war that ultimately led to a global apocalypse – and to Earth becoming 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 taking on its most ambitious challenge, creating for the first time a non-human CGI character that delivers a dramatic performance with real emotion and intelligence.


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  • Stacey Titmuss

    Andy Serkis is partly Armenian. A lot of people don’t know that.

    Some other Armenian icons and legends include Andre Agassi, Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Cher, Princess Diana (1/64 Armenian), Atom Egoyan, Arshile Gorky, The Kardashians, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Kirk Kerkorian, Mike Connors, William Saroyan, Seymour Skinner (Armen Tamzarian), System of a Down, Steven Zaillian, Michael Vartan, Gregory Peck, Dita Von Teese, Ken Davitian, David Hedison, David Dickinson, Simon Abkarian.

    • broski

      cool story bro

  • Aaron

    Looks like Freddy from the Elm street remake, just hairier!

  • drew

    WETA is doing a great job cesear looks awesome and totally real cant wait to see the full trailer tomorrow

  • zach

    FUN FACT: This interview was actually recorded at 48fps.

  • DM

    I hope the social context will not be dropped from the remake. In Conquest OTPOTA the apes are enslaved by humans and Caesar leads them into a revolt. I hope he is not just a sociopath in this movie.

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