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The apes do plenty of rising in these two new clips from Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, including a third clip starring Tom Felton and an action-packed sizzle reel that made its premiere over at Comic Con. It all looks great and whatnot, but I still don’t see how a bunch of apes (even if there’s a hundred or thousand of them) could possibly take over the planet, unless they start a nuclear war or something, or force mankind to nuke themselves and they, the apes, somehow survive. Anyways, I guess we’ll find out when the film opens August 5, 2011.
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, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, Tyler Labine, Chelah Horsdal, and Leah Gibson .
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