One of my fondest young memories is going to the movies with my Dad when I was about 8 years old to see Battle for the Planet of the Apes. I always loved those Planet of the Apes movies and this was the first one I got to see in the theater and not on television. I had a couple of the action figures and loved it. So when I had to sit through that Marky Mark craptastic remake a couple years ago I thought damn, where the hell was Roddy Mcdowell when you needed him.
So the above picture is the first look at the new apes from Fox’s upcoming Rise of the Apes, starring James Franco -the remake/reboot of the Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972. Back in those days they didn’t mess around, the studios cranked out the sequels to keep audiences in the theater seats. The “Caesar” stare is a classic Apes look. I hope that this movie brings back the heart of the Apes movies, social commentary with a good story. Look for Rise of the Apes on movie screens August 5th, 2011.
You should check out the documentary about the making of the Apes movie Behind the Planet of the Apes. It is a fascinating look at how movies where made back the and the birth of the movie series franchise.
source: Coming Soon