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Keri Russell Joins 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

03.06.2013

Keri Russell will take the female lead in Fox?s ?Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,? opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman.

Fox has set the film for release on May 23, 2014. Matt Reeves replaced Rupert Wyatt, who had directed 2011?s franchise reboot ?Rise of the Planet of the Apes,? in October...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/russell-joins-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-exclusive-1200004480/


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Gary Oldman Boards Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!

02.28.2013

Things are really ramping up for Matt Reeves? upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In addition to the returning Andy Serkis, recent reports name Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee as two of the sequel's principal cast. Now, ComingSoon.net has learned exclusively that Gary Oldman will be boarding the project as the leader of a human colony...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/100975-exclusive-gary-oldman-boards-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes


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'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Casts Kodi Smit-McPhee

02.23.2013

Kodi Smit-McPhee has scored a lead role in 20th Century Fox's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. The follow-up to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is directed by Cloverfield's Matt Reeves, who also helmed Smit-McPhee in Let Me In opposite Chloe Moretz. Smit-McPhee is currently filming The Young Ones, directed by Jake Paltrow, alongside Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon. The Australian native most recently voiced the title character in the Oscar-nominated animated feature ParaNorman...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://deadline.com/2013/02/dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-casts-kodi-smit-mcphee-437697/


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'Zero Dark' Actor Jason Clarke to Star in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

02.19.2013

Jason Clarke, a breakout actor thanks to his performance as a CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty, has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox?s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The film will be directed by Matt Reeves. Much of the plot is being kept under lock and key, but it is set 15 years after the events of 2011?s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which starred James Franco...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/zero-dark-actor-jason-clarke-421981


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Are The Apes Going To Speak In The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel?

12.20.2011

There?s a mix of science and science fiction in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and it?s hard to discuss the specific blend without wandering into spoilers. Suffice to say, the film features an entire cast of characters who are changing, and rapidly, and from what we know from the original films in the series, sooner or later they?re going to be able to speak.

But how soon?

This week?s Q&A podcast from Jeff Goldsmith features Rise?s screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver...

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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes': 21 nods to classic 'Apes'

08.11.2011

Charlton Heston died in 2008, but the Academy Award winner gets a few seconds of screen time in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' this summer's prequel to the sci-fi franchise Heston launched in 1968. Heston's moment - a quick shot of his 1965 movie 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' playing on a TV screen at a nasty kennel for apes - is just the most obvious of dozens of references to the earlier 'Apes' films embedded in 'Rise,' a deliberate bid by screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to acknowledge the great hairy history of the film series...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-21-nods-to-classic-apes/


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Free Read: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Prequel Comic

07.22.2011

BOOM! Studios has released the second installment of their Rise of the Planet of the Apes prequel comic this week.

Anticipating the worldwide release of the new horror/science fiction film, BOOM! Studios is producing a free weekly episodic prequel comic atapescomics.com...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/21/free-read-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-prequel-comic-2


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Director Rupert Wyatt and Andy Serkis Talk About the Motion Capture Technology Used in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

07.11.2011

Primatologists, professors and filmmakers gathered at CalTech in Pasadena this past Thursday to discuss 20th Century Fox's new film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Apes director Rupert Wyatt headlined a panel that included visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri, Diane Fossey Foundation representative Clare Richardson and CalTech professor of philosophy Steve R. Quartz, as well as actor Andy Serkis via Skype from London. Their discussion centered around Fox's re-imagining of their venerable Planet of the Apes franchise, the role of motion capture technology in the film, and its implications on the status of the great apes in our world today.

Hit the jump for a recap of the panel that includes quotes from both Wyatt and Serkis. Starring James Franco, Tom Felton, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, and the aforementioned Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on August 5th....

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://collider.com/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-motion-capture-technology/


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Exclusive: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Director Rupert Wyatt Q&A

04.15.2011

Our greatest discovery will become our greatest threat. I've been following director Rupert Wyatt ever since seeing his break-out film The Escapist at Sundance years ago. When he got the job to direct Rise of the Apes, I was excited because I knew it would be an undertaking but as a fan of his style, I knew he would deliver something great. Here we are in 2011 and the teaser trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes has been unveiled. I first met up with Rupert on the set of the movie last year, but spoke with him yesterday in hopes of answering any questions that have come up recently. So I present my first Q&A with Rupert Wyatt!

I decided to ask Rupert questions that I've noticed have arisen since the recent trailer reveal. I also asked on twitter for question suggestions from fans, which I worked in a few of as well. There's still a ways to go in terms of finalizing all of the work from Weta and the entire story still hasn't been revealed, but we covered a range from what it was like to work with a motion capture rig, to Andy Serkis as Caesar, to the societal connections this new film has with our world today. So without further ado, let's get into our exclusive Q&A....

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-director-rupert-wyatt-qa/


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Freida Pinto, John Lithgow Join Planet Of The Apes Prequel

06.23.2010

Freida Pinto has signed on for "Rise of the Apes," the upcoming "Planet of the Apes" prequel, along with actor John Lithgow. According to Entertainment Weekly, the "Slumdog Millionaire" actress will play Caroline, a primatologist. The "3rd Rock From the Sun" star is slated to portray the father of [article id="1639727"]James Franco, who leads the cast[/article] as an ambitious young scientist...

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.mtv.com/news/1642172/freida-pinto-john-lithgow-join-planet-of-the-apes-prequel/


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