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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the origin story of the classic 20th Century Fox film franchise, Planet of the Apes, made famous by Charleton Heston and Roddy McDowall, and then laughably updated in 2001 by Tim Burton and Marky Mark (sans Funky Bunch). This go-round, James Franco plays a scientist (lulz) who has created a cure for Alzheimers, but in turn, has made his primate test subjects mutate into smarter, power-hungry poo-flingers. Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital will be providing the simian actors, including Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings’ Gollum) as lead-ape, Ceaser.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt, also stars Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, and Brian Cox, and will swing into theaters on August 5th, 2011.