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After yesterday’s extended clip from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, today brings another new glimpse at the film. This one is shorter, but also introduced by Andy Serkis, who plays Cesar, the main monkey. In this segment, Cesar shows his smarts and pulls a Houdini, escaping from his cage in the lab. But he doesn’t stop there; he has plans. He’s not just blowing this joint, he’s taking all his simian brothers and sisters with him, and he’s going to smarten them up in the process, exposing them to the same chemicals that gave him his own intelligence. This does not bode well for humanity.
Here is some stuff about the film:
Set in present-day San Francisco, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” reveals the origins of a war that ultimately led to a global apocalypse – and to Earth becoming the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is taking on its most ambitious challenge, creating for the first time a non-human CGI character that delivers a dramatic performance with real emotion and intelligence.
In addition to Serkis, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” stars James Franco, Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and a whole crap load of CGI monkeys. The revolution begins August 5th.
Get more images and videos in our “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” preview page.