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Prequel Gains Steam: Planet of the Apes: Caesar

We’re still stunned by the fact that Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes remake turned out as badly as it did. It should have been a no-brainer and instead it redefined the term “no-brainer” by being as flaccid as it possibly could have been. Word just broke that the film’s prequel is now rocking and rolling with a brand new title to boot!

According to Production Weekly 20th Century Fox has opened production offices at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, BC with a planned July start for Planet of the Apes: Caesar, the forthcoming prequel to the Tim Burton directed remake that will be helmed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist).

Wyatt will be working from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. No other details were available at press time but we’re hoping for something along the lines of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes which in itself was a prequel starring Roddy McDowall playing a very intelligent ape named Caesar who spearheaded the revolt against the humans. Please powers that be — GIVE US THIS and make it violent!

Prequel Gains Steam: Planet of the Apes: Caesar

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8 Comments

  1. It’s not a prequel to Burton’s film. It’s just a pseudo-prequel to the general premise of “Planet of the Apes”. It’s really more of a reboot than anything else, but it uses “Conquest” for inspiration.

  2. I dig Burton’s earlier films (Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood) but could care less for his more recent films.

  3. Agreed Vavance. Burton in general really blows badly. I’ve enjoyed very few of his movies. I liked “Sleepy Hollow” and that’s about it. He’s all style and little substance.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Forgot Ed Wood, shit! Yes, Ed Wood is his best. Sleepy Hollow is good too.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • No love for Beetlejuice?! Who doesn’t love Beetlejuice?! You’re inhuman! Edward Scissorhands is great as well.

      • Never liked Beetlejuice in spite of Keaton’s great performance, and never cared for Scissorhands in spite of the great appearance from Vincent Price.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  4. I’m going to stick with the originals.

    P.S. I’m not surprised that Burton’s flick was crap. Aside from Beetlejuice ALL his flicks are crap.

    Some people love his generic eye candy enough to overlook the weak direction, horrible pacing ad flat stories. I don’t.

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