Planet of the Apes Reboot aka Caesar is Back On

So, NYMag has a long and insider-strewn article about how Fox’s “Planet of the Apes” reboot (also known as “Caesar”) was believed dead, then resurrected, and is now a go-project over at Fox under an all-new direction. It’s all very detailed and those of you into Hollywood insider stuff will love it. The long and short of it is that the rebooot is once again a red hot property over at Fox, with the studio eager to get the movie into production with a director expected to be hired very soon. This, despite the fact that Scott Frank, who has been developing the movie for a while now, has walked. That, as it turns out, wasn’t such a bad thing for the reboot, as it only means new producer Peter Chernin has been handed the reigns, and Chernin apparently really, really wants to reboot the franchise.

But to make a long story even shorter? The “Planet of the Apes” reboot is moving full-steam ahead at Fox.

In a world overrun by apes and humans are chattel, at least the women all look like supermodels.



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  • 1percenter

    what could possibly be left to reboot here??? this story has been done up one side and down the other…$$$ down the drain…

    • Melkor

      First of all, the first movie was original and had a twist. The sequels had nothing but interesting science-fiction with great plots. The stories weren’t told the right way. I myself have watched 1-5 recently in the past 2 weeks and I believe that this can def. be fixed during the reboot. Look at Tim Burton’s Batman? Then compare that to Dark Knight. Not all remakes are good, and I don’t side with them at all most of the time but this is a series that needs to be dealt with carefully and retold the right way. The only thing that’s annoying is that Caesar happens to be some sort of science project. From what I remember his parents spoke and so should he being that he was left in the zoo to be taken care of. There’s no reason for him to be some intelligent lab-rat/ape. Looking the bright side, I can see why they decided to go that route because many haven’t watched 3 and 4. Most have only seen the original. As the sequels came out, the series continued to sink. Either way, we’ll see how it does at the Box Office when it comes to that bridge.

  • 1percenter

    what could possibly be left to reboot here??? this story has been done up one side and down the other…$$$ down the drain…

    • Melkor

      First of all, the first movie was original and had a twist. The sequels had nothing but interesting science-fiction with great plots. The stories weren’t told the right way. I myself have watched 1-5 recently in the past 2 weeks and I believe that this can def. be fixed during the reboot. Look at Tim Burton’s Batman? Then compare that to Dark Knight. Not all remakes are good, and I don’t side with them at all most of the time but this is a series that needs to be dealt with carefully and retold the right way. The only thing that’s annoying is that Caesar happens to be some sort of science project. From what I remember his parents spoke and so should he being that he was left in the zoo to be taken care of. There’s no reason for him to be some intelligent lab-rat/ape. Looking the bright side, I can see why they decided to go that route because many haven’t watched 3 and 4. Most have only seen the original. As the sequels came out, the series continued to sink. Either way, we’ll see how it does at the Box Office when it comes to that bridge.