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A new, minute-long International trailer for Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” lays the emotions on pretty thick. Yes, it’s a sci-fi action movie, but if this trailer is to be believed, it’s also a very emotional drama about an ape who knows how to love, too. That is, before humans push him to fight back. Stupid evil guy from “Harry Potter”, it’s all your fault the apes are trying to enslave us.
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, and Chelah Horsdal.
Rising August 5, 2011.
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