They’ll do it, they’ll blow it all up! 20th Century Fox has released a second trailer for their prequel/reboot to the Planet of The Apes franchise. After Tim Burton and Mark Wahlberg shit all the the planet with the 2001 remake this is shaping up to be a proper take on the apes taking over. Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton this second trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes focuses more on the actual plot of the movie instead of being an effects driven make-up test.
Check out the full trailer after the jump
Taking place in modern day with science-like facts on how animal testing could possibly lead to the end of the human race, and yes, the rise of the apes. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
With a screenplay written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, Rise of the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters on August 5th 2011.