Twentieth Century Fox released the second trailer for Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a prequel to Tim Burton’s remake from starring James Franco, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton.
While the teaser crumbles in the second minute, the full trailer found below only intensifies with each passing second. It’s interesting how it’s edited in a way that makes me think I’m going to be rooting for Caesar (the lead Ape) and his “cause”. The humans come off like such naive jerks (maybe we are, heh…) Anyways, even with the CGI, I think the new trailer is nothing short of spectacular. Your thoughts?
With the buzz on X-Men, I’m starting to think this is the summer of Fox. Could they blow our minds and deliver not one, but TWO great films in one year?!
“An origin story in the true sense of the word, ‘Rise’ is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale — a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind’s hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.”
Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for Avatar – will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.
We’ll see how this all comes together on August 5.