An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writers: Pierre Boulle (suggested by novel “La planete des singes”), Rick Jaffa…
Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto
Production Co: Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release Date: 5 August 2011 (USA)
The Escapist director Rupert Wyatt takes the helm for this Planet of the Apes prequel centering on genetically engineered chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis), who was created in a San Francisco lab by an ambitious father/son scientist team (John Lithgow and James Franco), and who uses his powerful intellect to lead an ape uprising against all of humankind.
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