Sunday, August 12, 2012
Wake Up To The "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes"
Development continues on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", the 20th Century Fox sequel to the 2011 feature "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", set to open during the 2014 US Memorial Day weekend .
Filmed in Vancouver, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", budgeted at $93 million, earned a box office gross of $481,800,873 worldwide, ...which ain't exactly peanuts :
"...'Will Rodman' (James Franco) is a scientist at biotechnology company 'Gen-Sys' who has been trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease and is testing a new gene therapy drug on chimpanzees. The drug, a modified virus, mutates the chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence.
" A female chimp who believes her baby is being threatened goes on a rampage and is shot by security guards. Will's boss 'Steven Jacobs' (David Oyelowo) subsequently orders chimp handler 'Robert Franklin' (Tyler Labine) to euthanize the remaining test chimpanzees. Franklin cannot bring himself to kill the baby chimp and instead gives him to Will, who takes him home to raise.
Will's father 'Charles' (John Lithgow), who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, names the baby chimp 'Caesar'. Caesar (Andy Serkis) has inherited his mother's high intelligence and develops quickly..."
Rupert Wyatt, who directed "Rise" will return to direct "Dawn", from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Returning producers include Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes"...
Posted by Michael Stevens on Sunday, August 12, 2012