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Fox Makes a Date with WETA and Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes





Looking to permanently wash away the memories of Tim Burton's tepid and oh so silly Planet of the Apes remake? (Really, why did Helena Bonham Carter's ape have perfectly shaped eyebrows?) Fox is moving full steam ahead with its prequel, hiring an effects company, giving the flick a new title, and even setting a proposed release date.

According to Variety Twentieth Century Fox will release the prequel Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes on June 24th, 2011, with Rupert Wyatt confirmed to direct and Peter Jackson's visual effects company WETA handling all the digital bits.

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!

Fox Makes a Date with WETA and Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes

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Terminal's picture

Passion of the Christ was a snuff film disguised as a religious experience designed to make money and make the religious rubes feel more guilty about a guy they never knew.

Saving Private Ryan was ABOUT something and meant something. It's a masterpiece.
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Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 05/07/2010 - 4:30pm.
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Saving Private Ryan is based around actual events, what does that have to do with horror?
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 9:46pm.
moderator Yeah, but who's to say where
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Yeah, but who's to say where that line is? Not everyone will put it in the same place. Obviously SPR isn't in the least bit a genre film, but a lot of us thought Moon was enough of a hybrid to include it on the horror side.


Submitted by Debi Moore on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:53pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

I see Moon as pure sci-fi. I didn't get any kind of horror vibe from it at all. But show me a horror fan who doesn't love sci-fi just as much and I'll show you a horror fan who.....is too into horror films.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 9:10pm.
moderator No feeling of dread and
Debi Moore's picture

No feeling of dread and gloom as to the fate that had befallen poor Sam Bell? That's the very definition of horror to me. Then there's the mad scientist/Frankenstein-esque angle, too, which is certainly more sci-fi, but it often falls in the horror category as well. Maybe I'm rationalizing because I absolutely adore Moon, but it's as much a hybrid to me as District 9, and we covered the hell out of that without too much dissension from the troops.


Submitted by Debi Moore on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 10:33pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

If you want to consider Moon a horror flick then you have to also include Silent Running and if you do that then you should also think about Logan's Run, etc.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Fri, 05/07/2010 - 9:26am.
Terminal's picture

SPR had flame throwers, okay? FLAME THROWERS!
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:57pm.
moderator Saving Private Ryan had
Steve Barton's picture

Saving Private Ryan had nothing to do with talking murderous apes hellbent on enslaving the human race, there, kitten.


Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:35pm.
Terminal's picture

It's MR. Kitten and the argument I'm making is that any movie can be gory, disturbing and generally horrific, but you have to straddle a line there.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:36pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

I don't think they need to concern themselves so much with straddling any lines. We all grew up the same way.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:38pm.
Terminal's picture

Dude before you backed peddled so gracefully you were essentially making the same point I was. Either piss or get off the pot.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:41pm.
moderator But don't you know,
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But don't you know, Terminal? You're one of the elite few who get their jollies by engaging in pointless internet debates! It's just not everyone's bag, man! ;)


Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:48pm.
Terminal's picture

We're on a horror site. The whole of your comments section from users is pointless internet debates. You don't exactly churn out Aristotle-like quotes yourself buuuuuuuuuudddiie! Please regale us with your nuggets of Freudian wisdom!

Anyway, who did you like in the original POA series? I loved Caesar.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:54pm.
moderator With ya there, man. It's all
Steve Barton's picture

With ya there, man. It's all about Caesar. Ever see the R-rated cut of that flick? It's primo!


Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 9:06pm.
Terminal's picture

Never seen it. I still have the VHS boxed set. Still have yet to upgrade it.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 9:42pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

It's all yours. The only point I was trrying to make is that there is better sci-fi to cover than Planet of the Apes even with WETA.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:43pm.
Terminal's picture

Better Scifi? Like what? I'm dying to know this one.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:45pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

I mentioned two of them. I hadn't realized they covered Moon. But they should still be following the director if you ask me.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:48pm.
Terminal's picture

I have "Moon" on my DVR. I can't wait to see it.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:53pm.
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'Moon' is on my to buy list; I'm sorry I missed it in the theater.

A new PREQUEL to Planet of the Apes is on my to avoid list.

Let it rest, the concept has been milked and the cow is dry. Stop pulling on here chapped and sore teats.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 9:44pm.
Terminal's picture

We're still talking about movies?

Just keeding.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 9:47pm.
The Buz's picture

Wow, CG apes. I'll be skipping.


Submitted by The Buz on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:11pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

This is science fiction.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 7:55pm.
Terminal's picture

Dude seriously quit copying me.
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Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 8:33pm.

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