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

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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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  • Rusty Shackelford
    oh crap. even the sneak peak of the sneak peak was good.
  • Jace
    Damn you dirty apes!
  • Victor
    looks awesome
  • Anonymous
    cg is alright but planet of the apes is damn good stuff and im still excited! woo! woo! tomorrow! -__-
  • Anonymous
    so Alex this is probably a stupid question, but here goes: Will FS get the trailer as well?
    • 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. :)
      • Anonymous
        sweet.
  • Andy Serkis is so cool.
  • looked pretty awesome, I'm stoked for this
  • SNEARS
    How they escape out the top hatch of that lab - Exciting. Can't wait for the trailer tomorrow!
  • Big Boss
    Stuff like this gets me excited for movies again.
  • Anonymous
    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!!
  • Lasafog
    Serkis and apes... match made in cinema. Man this came out of nowhere, can't wait.
  • snitch robinson
    listening to serkis talk makes me want to slice my ears off.

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