Watch: WETA Reveals 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Taped Footage

April 13, 2011
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

As promised, 20th Century Fox is unveiling Rise of the Planet of the Apes today by letting WETA unveil a first look, which is occurring live starting at 2:30PM PST this afternoon. WETA Digital, the industry leading VFX team behind films like Avatar, will host a livestream event from Facebook fan page, bringing fans to their headquarters in New Zealand for an exclusive look at their work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Joined by director Rupert Wyatt, WETA will discuss the technology developed for the film, bringing the characters to life in the cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science fact. Watch the full video!

Watch the video loop of the WETA Reveals Rise of the Planet of the Apes event:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set in a 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 the CG, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, plus Tom Felton. Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on August 5th late summer.

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments


oh crap. even the sneak peak of the sneak peak was good.

Rusty Shackelford on Apr 13, 2011


Damn you dirty apes!

Jace on Apr 13, 2011


looks awesome

Victor on Apr 13, 2011


cg is alright but planet of the apes is damn good stuff and im still excited! woo! woo! tomorrow! -__-

Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011


so Alex this is probably a stupid question, but here goes: Will FS get the trailer as well?

Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011


It's debuting online tomorrow morning! And I think we'll have something else exciting and exclusive to FS about Rise of the Apes following that, too. 🙂

Alex Billington on Apr 13, 2011



Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011


Andy Serkis is so cool.

DwainIBe on Apr 13, 2011


Damn straight he is!

Alex Billington on Apr 13, 2011


looked pretty awesome, I'm stoked for this

ozzie on Apr 13, 2011


How they escape out the top hatch of that lab - Exciting. Can't wait for the trailer tomorrow!

SNEARS on Apr 13, 2011


Stuff like this gets me excited for movies again.

Big Boss on Apr 13, 2011


Serkis is the performance capture god. So awesome to follow this guys career. Such a talented dude. They need to create a category just to give this guy an oscar! he deserved it back on Two Towers!!

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


Serkis and apes... match made in cinema. Man this came out of nowhere, can't wait.

Lasafog on Apr 14, 2011


listening to serkis talk makes me want to slice my ears off.

snitch robinson on Apr 14, 2011

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