Go Ape for These 4 Seconds From Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The apes will rise! Eventually. Until then, here are your first four seconds from 20th Century Fox’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, which is about, duh, the planet of the apes, you know, rising. WETA, the same folks behind the “Lord of the Rings” films, are doing the special effects for this one.

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, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and Andy Serkis, and directed by Rupert Wyatt.

The rising starts August 5, 2011.