Planet of the Apes Prequel is Coming

May 7, 2010

It’s apparently a real madhouse because there’s another Apes film on the way.

Twentieth Century Fox is partnering with Peter Jackson's visual effects company WETA Digital and will release the prequel Rise of the Apes on June 24, 2011. The film will be an origin story set in present-day San Francisco where experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes. Rupert Wyatt will direct from a script by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa.

Do you think this sounds like a good idea?

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