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Woody Harrelson Is The Human Villain in 'War For Planet of the Apes'

09.15.2015

Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, True Detective) has signed on to join Matt Reeves? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel War of the Planet of the Apes. Harrelson won?t have a small role in the film, he will be playing the human villain of this third film in the rebooted series. Hit the jump to learn more about the Woody Harrelson Apes casting.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, but doesn?t have any more information about his role aside from he is being called ?The Colonel?. This might give us a clue that Harrelson?s character is a part of (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes spoilers coming up) the impending military reinforcements that had been called to San Francisco just before the close of the last film...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.slashfilm.com/woody-harrelson-apes-casting/


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New 'Planet of the Apes' Movie Nabs 'Low Riders' Actor to Star

08.24.2015

Gabriel Chavarria, who plays one of the leads in Universal?s upcoming drama Low Riders, is in early talks to nab a key role in Fox?s latest Planet of the Apes installment.

Matt Reeves, who directed 2014?s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has returned as helmer for the new project, which has the working title War of the Planet of the Apes. Mark Bomback also is back as screenwriter and Chernin Entertainment as the producer...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE : http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-planet-apes-movie-nabs-817311


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New PLANET OF THE APES Movie Title Revealed

05.14.2015

The ending of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is tragic, inevitable, and telling. Caesar?s motivation throughout the film is trying to avoid war through a policy of isolation, and then seeing if peace is even possible. Fear on both sides destroys any possibility of peace, and then in the closing lines of the film Caesar says, 'War has' already begun. Ape started war. And human? Human will not forgive.?

So the title of the next film may not be shocking, but we?re hearing from sources that the next Planet of the Apes movie will be titled:

War of the Planet of the Apes

And I?m on board with that...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE : http://collider.com/new-planet-of-the-apes-movie-title-revealed/


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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Sequel Gets July 2017 Release Date

01.15.2015

Many moviegoers and critics alike were impressed when Rise of the Planet of the Apes managed to breathe new life into a franchise that was already more than 40 years old. The film infused a humanity in its simian characters, thanks largely to a standout motion-capture performance by Andy Serkis.

Last year?s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remarkably managed to take the series even further...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://screenrant.com/dawn-planet-apes-3-sequel-july-2017-release-date/


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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Concept Art Reveals Alternate Ending

11.18.2014

It?s a sign of the impact of the new Planet of the Apes films that the two recent movies continue to be topics of conversation in a film landscape that is often all too quick to move on to the next big thing. We?re still talking about Rise of the Planet of the Apes a couple years layer, in part because director Rupert Wyatt is doing the press rounds for his new film, The Gambler, and people still have many questions about his previous film. This concept art just happens to crop up at the same time as those interviews, but it offers something that fans of the original Planet of the Apes will appreciate: a view of a nixed Rise of the Planet of the Apes alternate ending that calls back to the original film...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.slashfilm.com/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-alternate-ending/


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How Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Was Originally Going To End

11.14.2014

If ever there were a franchise built on the concept of "almost," it would have to be the reboot to Planet Of The Apes. Particularly with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, there seemed to be a lot of alteration and change between the written drafts of the script and what eventually made it onto film. First the film almost took place much later in the future, then it almost ended with a vision of impending military doom. Now we've learned that Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, much like its successor, underwent a revision of its ending...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/How-Rise-Planet-Apes-Was-Originally-Going-End-68222.html


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Watch: 'Planet of the Apes' Short Films Document Gap Between 'Rise' and 'Dawn'

07.11.2014

Twentieth Century Fox has partnered with Vice Media?s Motherboard to release three short films documenting what happened during the 10 years that have passed between ?Rise? and ?Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.?

In the upcoming film, Caesar and his army of apes are threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. Apes and humans are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth?s dominant species...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/watch-planet-of-the-apes-short-films-document-gap-between-rise-and-dawn-1201257334/


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Matt Reeves To Helm 'Planet Of The Apes 3'

01.07.2014

EXCLUSIVE: Right after 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment began screening his cut of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Matt Reeves has signed on to direct the third installment of the franchise. This time, he will write the script with Mark Bomback, one of the writers who scripted the sequel. Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa were the scribes who resurrected the franchise with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the Ruper Wyatt-directed film that grossed $482 million worldwide in 2011. The directing deal is done and the writer deals are being worked out right now. It is likely that Reeves will go right into the third film, a priority for the studio.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://deadline.com/2014/01/planet-of-the-apes-3-matt-reeves-director-660121/


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Comic-Con 2013: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Unveiled

07.21.2013

Director Matt Reeves has big shoes to fill, stepping into the second instalment of a reborn franchise with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. He came to Comic-Con to talk through his plans for next year's film and brought his cast for the ride.

"I was obsessed with Planet Of The Apes as a child; I wanted to be an ape," says Reeves. "When I saw Rise, I felt that watching it made me an ape, and that happened because of what Rupert and Andy Serkis and Weta did, which was to connect with what being an ape was, and I wanted to honour that and carry it forward. We wanted to do a Caesar-centric story that started in the world of the apes...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/comic-con-2013-dawn-planet-apes-unveiled/


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Jocko Sims Joins 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

05.23.2013

Jocko Sims has joined the cast of Fox?s ?Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,? opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/jocko-sims-joins-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-exclusive-1200482108/


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