Film Type: SciFi, Action, Adventure
About the film:
Rise of the Planet of the Apes film is a SciFi film directed by Rupert Watt and starring James Franco and Frieda Pinto. It is a film adaptation of the Planet of the Apes series and set for released on August 5, 2011 through 20th Century Fox.
James Franco as Will Rodman
Freida Pinto as Caroline
Tyler Labine as Franklin
Andy Serkis as Caesar
David Hewlett as Hunsiker
David Oyelowo as Steve Jacobs
Leah Gibson as Alyssa Williams
Jamie Harris as Roy
Chelah Horsdal as Irena
Karin Konoval as Maurice
Richard Ridings as Buck
Director: Rupert Watt
Pierre Boulle(suggested by novel "La planete des singes")
Will Rodman (James Franco) is a brilliant scientist that genetically engineered genes of apes. He wanted to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease by experimenting on apes. Ceasar, Rodman's test subject, begin to mutate very rapidly and develop an intelligence that's more of a human. With this high intelligence, Ceasar will then lead a revolt that will challenge human for supremacy.
The film was based on the film Planet of the Apes but unlike the previous films where humans crash landed on a planet filled with apes, the set of this film is here on Earth. The character Will Rodman was first offered to Tobey Maguire, but for some undisclosed issue it was dropped down by Maguire and the role went to James Franco. But I never thought of James Franco as a second options tot this role. In fact, he did great in his previous film 127 hours.
News and Updates:
- Franco was cast after talks with Tobey Maguire broke down. Freida Pinto and John Lithgowjoined the cast on June 22, 2010. Andy Serkis will play Caesar, the ape that leads the revolt. Tom Felton will also star as the human character Dodge. As of July 12, 2010, Brian Cox was in final negotiations to join the cast. According to his Twitter page, David Hewletthas also joined the cast, though he has not mentioned what his role in the film will be. Canadian actress Chelah Horsdal will also star as Irina.
- Filming began in July 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. Filming also headed to San Francisco, California (main setting), and around O'ahu, Hawaii.
- Unlike previous films in the series, the apes in the film will be created digitally using CGI technology, by Weta Digital.