After giving us all a very, very pleasant surprise with Rise of the Planet of the Apes last summer, director Rupert Wyatt seemed poised to deliver us an equally awesome sequel. But now it seems that could all be slipping away, because rumor has it Wyatt's leaving the flick.
Rumors of a fourth installment in Steven Spielberg's hit dino franchise Jurassic Park have swirled for years, but now it seems the project is finally getting off the ground—and they've hired some reboot maestros to make it happen.
20th Century Fox is ramping up its Oscar attack by releasing a new campaign ad trumpeting Serkis' Caesar performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. With sentimental strings underscoring behind-the-scenes shots, Fox hopes hearts will be stirred and Academy voters will be swayed. Will it work? Grab a hanky and watch.
Given what we know about the Planet of the Apes saga—and that, eventually, the ape society is full of a bunch of chatty Cathys—it only makes sense that the sequel to this past summer's surprise hit would start connecting the dots from Ceasar's mostly mute clan to the future. Right?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was successful and acclaimed enough to definitely merit a sequel, and director Rupert Wyatt (like us) is excited about where the rejuvenated franchise will go next. In fact, he's so excited about the future of the apes that he left some clues in Rise's DVD and Blu-Ray commentary track.
All hail Caesar ... and his fat wallet. Andy Serkis will be swinging back to cinema after signing a seven-figure deal to reprise his role from Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes wound up being one of the more pleasant sci-fi surprises at the movies this year, but it almost had one more surprise that might not have gone over so well. According to a Twentieth Century Fox executive, star James Franco's character Will Rodman almost didn't live to see the end of the flick.
Andy Serkis thinks it's about time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized that a performance-capture role IS acting. But what...
Now that Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a smash hit, talk is turning to a sequel. And the first person to bring it up is the film's director.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes seemingly contradicts the accepted Planet of the Apes canon. The 1968 Planet of the Apes, loosely based upon Pierre Boulle's 1963 satirical novel, spawned four sequels, a disappointing Tim Burton-helmed remake/re-imagining/relaunch/whatever-you-dub-this-garabage, a short lived TV show, an animated series and a multitude of comics from a variety of publishers.