Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Trailer #2
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writer: Pierre Buelle (suggested by novel “La planete des singes”), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Cast: James Franco, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, Brian Cox, David Hewlett
Plot Summary: An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. [IMDB]
So here we have the second trailer released for the upcoming prequel film of the Planet of the Apes franchise. This trailer shows more footage and pretty much focuses on the future leader of the ape revolution, Caesar. This also serves the dual purpose of being a showcase for more of Weta Digital’s work on the film and I must say the apes look gorgeous. Whether this will remain as a prequel, or lead to a new franchise of films, is anybody’s guess. So is the possibility of this being a hit or even a good prequel film (because we all know there isn’t such thing as a good prequel film).
Until then, be on the lookout for this film when it hits theatres August 5th, 2011.