Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: First Look

I love the Planet of the Apes film series, love it! I’m one of those odd ducks though that thought the television series was actually better than the motion pictures…before you get your pitchforks and torches…please understand that I appreciate all of the lore they introduced on television.

On August 5th of this year the next film in the ‘series’ will hit the big screen. It stars James Franco, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, and Andy Serkis. Serkis is taking on the role of none other than Caesar with motion capture work by WETA digital.

I can only assume this is a remake/reimaging of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, which is one of my favorite of the films to be honest. Why? Check out this awesome speech by Roddy McDowall as Caesar:

“Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of Man’s downfall – the day when he finally and self-destructively turns his weapons against his own kind. The day of the writing in the sky, when your cities lie buried under radioactive rubble! When the sea is a dead sea, and the land is a wasteland out of which I will lead my people from their captivity! And we will build our own cities in which there will be no place for humans except to serve our ends! And we shall found our own armies, our own religion, our own dynasty! And that day is upon you… now!”

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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