While it's only now starting to sink in that Rise of the Planet of the Apes was really as good as everyone claimed when it was released this past summer, there's been plenty of speculation as to where the inevitable sequel might go. Today we've got a little more information straight from Caesar himself, Andy Serkis!
Andy Serkis is single-handedly creating a new art form. The man who portrayed Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, Kong in King Kong ('05) and most recently Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray/DVD review here) has brought CGI performance to a new level.
Hardly anyone expected Fox's Rise of the Planet of the Apes to do any sort of well at the box office, but it did and in the process recaptured the imagination of fans everywhere. Of course a sequel is on its way, and thankfully the man who really brought everything together is back on board!
Thirty years after his horror comedy An American Werewolf in London put him on the genre map, director John Landis is back with his latest project, Burke & Hare, an incredibly dark comedy surrounding two down-on-their-luck 19th century graverobbers (played by Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis) who realize that a local medical school will pay handsomely for fresh cadavers. Being resourceful entrepreneurs, Burke and Hare start causing 'accidents' around Edinburgh in order to fulfill the need for bodies, which eventually spirals out of control in both hilarious and dramatic fashions.
The blockbuster box office surprise of the year, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, continues to kick ass all over the country and - SURPRISE - the sequel chatter has begun.
John Landis' horror comedy Burke & Hare is playing RIGHT NOW on VOD, and to give you a bit more incentive as to why you should be spending less time reading this and more time viewing that, we've lined up four clips for you! Look for Burke & Hare to score a limited theatrical release on September 9th!
Would it be safe to call Rise of the Planet of the Apes the biggest surprise of the summer movie season? Here’s a prequel/reboot that nobody really seemed to be clamoring for, and now it’s received rave reviews and overperformed at the box office.
Film critics from press outlets all over have been very kind to Rise of the Planet of the Apes since its premiere. We thought you might be interested in a few excerpts from their reviews.
Apes will rise on August 5th as Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens wide in US theaters. You, dear readers, can now experience what a few Dread Central staffers are calling "Magnificent" and "The best Planet of the Apes film since the original".
In this final part of our Rise of the Planet of the Apes video interview series, we are focusing solely on Andy Serkis and the behind-the-scenes CGI magic that brings these creatures to life.
For those of you who are fans of the original Planet of the Apes film franchise, it was back in 2001 that we first got teased with the idea of rebooting the property with director Tim Burton’s epic fail of a relaunch, Planet of the Apes.
In Part 3 of our Rise of the Planet of the Apes video interview series, we are now focusing on the two human leads, James Franco (127 Hours, Pineapple Express) and Freida Pinto (Immortals, Slumdog Millionaire).
We're just a few short hours away from the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which has been called by Dread Central staffers who have seen it, "Magnificent" and "The best Planet of the Apes film since the original". To celebrate the flick's release, we have a brand new international one-sheet for you! Dig it!