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