Andy Serkis – who’s already being acknowledged for her performance with Oscar chatter – introduces a scene from Twentieth Century Fox’s first Rise of the Planet of the Apes where the chimp Caesar comes to the aid of Charles (John Lithgow). All hail Caesar! The film will be featured at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Described as an origin story, Apes is set in present day San Francisco and deals with the aftermath of man’s experiments with genetic engineering that lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Franco will play a driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes.
From director Rupert Wyatt, James Franco, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Tom Felton all star.