June 2, 2011


The theatrical trailer for director Rupert Wyatt’s (The EscapistRise of the Planet of the Apes is now available online. While I continue to be impressed with the digital effects work done by Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital, I’m unsure what to make of dialogue such as “That chimp’s company property!” Moreover, even though I’m a fan of Frank Schaffner’s 1968 original (co-written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling), I’m still not convinced that this is a property I need to learn more backstory about (which, I assume, is Rise‘s sole purpose in the franchise). Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Freida Pinto, Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on August 5th.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and click here to find all of our previous Apes coverage.

Here’s the theatrical trailer [from Yahoo!]:


Here’s the official synopsis for Rise of the Planet of the Apes:

Release Date: August 5, 2011

Genre: Science-Fiction / Action

Studio: 20th Century Fox


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.

Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and Andy Serkis

Directed By: Rupert Wyatt

Written By: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver

Produced By: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver




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