Eight New Images from Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox has released eight new images from their upcoming sci-fi prequel “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. They’re nothing to go ape over (ahem), but they’re pretty cool, and they also give you a pretty good idea of just how realistic Caesar is in this thing. Sheesh. That ape is probably showing more emotions in the entire movie than James Franco. This might just be one of those times when the CGI outacts the live actors!

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.

Starring James Franco, Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, Tyler Labine, Chelah Horsdal and directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Rising August 5, 2011.

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