It's Apes Week - Fox Begins Unveiling 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
It's time. We heard last week that the first teaser trailer for Fox's newly titled Rise of the Planet of the Apes would be arriving sometime this week, but leading up to that debut, Fox has launched a series of small teases and events involving WETA Digital and beyond. First up, that new image above comes from their official website located at apeswillrise.com. Second, there's a "WETA reveal" of the completely CGI apes they've created that is a short 5-second clip (via Facebook) embedded below. It's a very impressive first look at the animals they've rendered for this movie. Plenty of details and more info about events this week below!
It seems like the teaser trailer will be arriving sometime in the next few days, as there's a big WETA Live: Apes Revealed event on Wednesday, April 13th, at 2:30PM PDT this week. They will give viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at their work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reality-based cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science fact. That's all that we've been told, but as always, follow their Facebook or Twitter as that's where any official updates will be hitting. Check out the WETA reveal clip:
Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters everywhere August 5th this summer. In the film’s story, a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other, and the Rise of the Planet of the Apes!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set in contemporary San Francisco and follows a young scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. Franco has been testing his Alzheimer cure on apes, but one of them, named Caesar, starts to evolve rapidly, so he takes him home to live with him and protect him from the "cruel doctors," thus starting the inevitable ape revolution. James Franco stars, along with Andy Serkis providing motion capture for Caesar and Weta doing CGI, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox and Tom Felton. We'll let you know when the first Rise of the Apes trailer is revealed - stay tuned!