Rise of the Planet of the Apes Video Interview Series Part 4: Andy Serkis and CGI Magic

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Andy SerkisIn 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.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis as “Caesar”. The pesky humans are played by James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Brian Cox and Tyler Labine. Rupert Wyatt directed a screenplay written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Catch up on our interview videos:
Part 1 with with Director Rupert Wyatt and Visual FX Supervisor Joe Letteri
Part 2 with John Lithgow (“Dexter”, “3rd Rock From The Sun”) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
Part 3 with James Franco (127 Hours, Pineapple Express) and Freida Pinto (Immortals, Slumdog Millionaire)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens wide in US theaters on August 5, 2011.

Andy has already given us iconic characters such as “Gollum” in the Lord of the Ring series and of course “Kong” in King Kong, and after this weekend we may need to add “Caesar” to that list! Hear from Serkis about what goes into the performance capture work of creating his character Caesar below.

Watch Andy Serkis’ performance capture work and how it translated on the screen.

Check out this short behind-the-scenes look at some filmmaking magic.

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