Watch: Incredible Weta Featurette for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
If you've been waiting to be truly impressed by the work Weta Digital did for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, then look no further, as this is the behind-the-scenes featurette to watch. Thanks to an email tip from Dominic, we've found an incredible 4-minute long featurette from YouTube that includes lots of footage (beware), interviews and more. They speak with director Rupert Wyatt, Weta's Joe Letteri and other FX wizards, and even the legend himself, Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar. I finally saw the film and will say it is outstanding, thanks in part to the amazing work of Weta. It's really an impressive feat they've pulled off.
Watch the fantastic Weta featurette for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, straight from YouTube:
Fox's 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 as Caesar and Weta doing CGI; plus Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, John Lithgow and Tom Felton. Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on August 5th later this week.