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Fox's 'Rise of the Apes' Now Retitled 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

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April 6, 2011
Source: SlashFilm

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Briefly: Make what you will of this, but it is just a title. SlashFilm via CBM has confirmed with 20th Century Fox that Rupert Wyatt's new Rise of the Apes prequel/reboot, starring James Franco, will now be officially titled Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It's not hard to see that Fox is having trouble figuring out how to market this, originally moving the release in November, then pulling it back to August 5th. Now this change is just a way to get the original Rise of the Apes name somewhere directly in the title, without calling it Rise of the Apes. Oh whatever, I just want to see a trailer, I'm actually still pretty damn excited to see this.

Rise 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. Word is that we'll finally see a teaser trailer next week, by April 15th, so keep an eye out for that, too!

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Reader Feedback - 26 Comments

1

hahaha what a horrible title. What the hell was wrong with "Rise of the Apes?" that worked, although I would prefer "Rise of the Damned Dirty Apes" that one is catchy.

Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011

2

I would love to one day see a studio bold enough to name a movie "Rise of the Damned Dirty Apes" - please let that happen soon!

Alex Billington on Apr 7, 2011

3

That would be pretty damn amazing if it ever happened.

Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011

4

The studio producers worried that fundamentalists would think it was a movie about evolution so they caved.

Tyler Morgan on Apr 7, 2011

5

damn society and it's need for political correctness....

Chris A. on Apr 7, 2011

6

Well, it *is* a movie about evolution in a way. Or, rather, the films wouldn't exist without evolution.

Timothy on Apr 7, 2011

7

How about this as a title: "Been there, done that, but let's do it all again anyway."

Hattori Hanzo on Apr 7, 2011

8

That is catchy.

Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011

9

Doesn't matter what they call it it's going to be a bomb and almost immediately go to DVD.

Brenda on Apr 8, 2011

10

pretty bad title... Planet Ape...?

Roderick on Apr 7, 2011

11

why not call it "Planet of the Apes:The Rise of Caesar" omg 🙂 i made a better title than them ahahahaha

Fallendeathmetal on Apr 7, 2011

12

That rocks hard.

Medesign on Apr 7, 2011

13

Hmmmmm ...Not bad ... Not bad at all.

Hattori Hanzo on Apr 7, 2011

14

i bet they are going to fix it, it doesnt sound right

Dim2thesum on Apr 7, 2011

15

2 X "of the" ? No, no, bad idea

David Banner on Apr 7, 2011

16

Soon to be retitled "Rise of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

DesinaCoda on Apr 7, 2011

17

I liked the original title "Caeser". I think that was simplistic and beautiful, but I realize it would have been confusing to the general public.

peloquin on Apr 7, 2011

18

I think the title has James Bond syndrome... 😉

LMA on Apr 7, 2011

19

Stupid

M.K. Nielsen on Apr 7, 2011

20

Some people are more receptive to the familiar. It makes marketing sense. A movie targeting all ages not just 18-34yr old. The old planet of the apes movies are still pretty entertaining.

Bettybmusing on Apr 7, 2011

21

But the title is pretty bad, Rise of the Apes is vastly superior this current title.

Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011

22

Hmmmmm...I see your point.

Bettybmusing on Apr 8, 2011

23

wtf i liked the old one better even "Planet of the Rising Apes " sounds better mentioned by other people!

A5J4DX on Apr 7, 2011

24

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Wilmington2011 on Jul 6, 2011

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Dodigital123 on Jul 29, 2011

26

I've been given an extension until Sept 13, 2011 please help apedvd.com would sell lots of dvds for 20th century fox and it would make the ape's franchise easily accessible to people with short term memory loss. plus  lets face it every ape movie title is   r e a l l y  l o n g. Planet of the Apes (franchise) Planet of the Apes (1968) 01968-02-08 February 8, 1968 89%[5] &0000000032589624000000$32,589,624[6] Beneath the Planet of the Apes 01970-05-27 May 27, 1970 65%[7] &0000000018999718000000$18,999,718[8] Escape from the Planet of the Apes 01971-05-21 May 21, 1971 78%[9] &0000000012348905000000$12,348,905[10] Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 01972-06-14 June 14, 1972 44%[11] &0000000009043472000000$9,043,472[12] Battle for the Planet of the Apes 01973-05-23 May 23, 1973 38%[13] &0000000008844595000000$8,844,595[14] Planet of the Apes (2001) 02001-07-27 July 27, 2001 44%[15] &0000000362211740000000$362,211,740[16] Rise of the Planet of the Apes 02011-08-05 August 5, 2011 — —  

Wilmington2011 on Jul 29, 2011

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