We have a couple of trailers that hit the net today, first up is RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Tom Felton and Andy Serkis. The special effects are done by Weta Digital the guys also behind Avatar and Lord of the Rings. The trailer looks good its sort of like an ‘origins’ story so a bit different to what we have seen before… Looks awesome but also kinda creepy.
An origin story in the true sense of the word, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 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(R)-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.
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is due to hit Aussie Screens on the 18th August. check out the trailer below.