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Watch Now: ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer Released
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The first trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel, titled Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has now been released online.

The movie shows the origins of the apes that eventually evolved beyond human beings and took over the planet after a scientist’s testing shows shocking advancements in evolution in one of the test subjects, named Caesar.

Instead of going with costumes and makeup, it was decided long ago to use the popular performance capture/CG technologies used in movies like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, and Avatar. To make things a little easier, the same team that worked on those films, WETA Digital, was brought in for the job.

You can see the trailer below the line now.

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5 New Posters Show Off The Greek Gods Of Tarsem Singh’s ‘Immortals’
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Relativity Media has released a group of five new character posters for director Tarsem Singh‘s upcoming Greek mythology epic, Immortals (previously known as War of Gods).

In the posters we see Henry Cavill (the new Superman and star of The Tudors) as the main character, Theseus, Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeers) as Zeus, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Poseidon, Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers) as Athena, and Daniel Sharman as Ares.

The movie follows Theseus, who’s chosen by Zeus to protect the homelands from the threat of the titans and save the gods with the help of a priestess (Freida Pinto) and slave (Stephen Dorff).

You can see all five posters by clicking on over to the other side now!

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Brian Cox Is The Latest Name To Join ‘Rise Of The Apes’
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Well gosh darn it — you want to think a movie is going to be terrible when you hear that said movie will be a Planet of the Apes prequel and that it will use CGI effects instead of the better-known costume and prosthetic effects. But despite all of the alarms going off in our heads about this project, every new casting announcement that comes along seems to add another level of intrigue.

It’s now being reported by The Wrap that the great Brian Cox will be joining the cast of Rise of the Apes, the 20th Century Fox prequel that will take place long before the events seen in Planet of the Apes. Cox will be playing a role he can play to absolute perfection: the villain. He would be playing the owner of a multitude of primates used for testing in a lab that he tends to treat very poorly. This spells bad things for Mr. Cox.

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Ape Uprising Begins With Andy Serkis In ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Prequel
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When it comes to computer animated primates, Andy Serkis is no rookie. In addition to his wonderful work bringing Gollum to life in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serkis was the man behind the motion capture creation of Kong in Peter Jackson’s King Kong.

Now comes news that the actor is ready to become ape once again. In a Twitter message from 20th Century’s Fox’s vice president of corporate communications, Chris Petrikin, it was revealed that Serkis would be playing Caeser in their Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Apes. The VP said “This is cool: Gollum reteams with Weta. Andy Serkis to star as Caesar in ‘Rise of the Apes,’ portraying chimp who leads the simian revolt.”

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‘Planet Of The Apes’ Prequel Casts John Lithgow & Frieda Pinto
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Rise of the Apes, 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes prequel, is wasting no time waiting around. Since the movie was revealed back in March, we’ve found out that the lead role will be played by James Franco, and now two new cast members are joining the .

It’s being reported that the always-popular John Lithgow has signed on to the project, and he’ll be joined by Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Immortals). Lithgow will be playing the father of Franco’s character, who suffers from Alzheimers Disease. Pinto’s role will be the female lead of the movie, a primatologist.

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