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Gary Oldman to lead human resistance in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The upcoming Rise of the Planet Of The Apes sequel, titled Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, is getting more and more interesting. ComingSoon reports that Gary Oldman has just signed on to play the leader of a human resistance group. The film, set 15 years after Rise, purportedly presents a world where the […]

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James Franco probably won’t be in the Apes sequel

Though his character’s relationship with super-smart chimp Caesar formed the backbone of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, James Franco doesn’t think he’ll be involved with the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Speaking to MTV, Franco said: “My guess is I won’t be in it. Nobody’s talked to me since Rupert left.” He’s referring […]

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Matt Reeves escaping Twilight Zone for Apes sequel?

Director Matt Reeves is off the long-delayed Twilight Zone feature and maybe onto the next Planet Of The Apes instalment, according to Variety. After over a year of various writers failing to bring in a suitable screenplay for a Twilight Zone film, Reeves has decided to move onto another project. The director of Cloverfield and […]

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Rupert Wyatt may drop out of Apes sequel

Rupert Wyatt delivered one of the best ever Planet of the Apes movies with his 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and studio 20th Century Fox was rewarded for taking a chance on his talents with a surprise box office hit. But Deadline now suggests Wyatt may walk away from helming the sequel Dawn of the […]

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The top 10 prequels

The top 10 prequels. By Simon Miraudo. We know what you’re thinking: “There are 10 good prequels?!” To answer that question, we say, “Barely.” It was a bit of a slog putting together this week’s selection of features, but that was the task we set ourselves in honour of the cinema release of Ridley Scott‘s […]

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Contagion screenwriter tackles Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel

Scott Z. Burns has been recruited by Fox to write the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, says The Hollywood Reporter. Burns previously penned Contagion and The Informant for director Steven Soderbergh. He will do a pass on the first draft by the original flick’s screenwriters, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Andy Serkis is set to reprise the role […]

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Charlize Theron to play Agent 13 for Apes director

Charlize Theron is attached to star in Agent 13, the new thriller from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, Deadline reports. Universal Pictures beat out Paramount, MGM, and Fox for the pitch with an almighty sum. Little is known about the project, except that it’s based on the 1988 comic book […]

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The top 10 movie apes and monkeys

The top 10 movie apes and monkeys. By Simian Miraudo. No more monkey business. We’ve been putting off this list for a while, but it’s now time to “marmoset” the record straight. Primates have always played an important part in cinema (and not just the humans) from the “old world” to the new. To celebrate […]

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The 10 best male performances of 2011

The 10 best male performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by ranking our favourite performances of the year? Look past the inherent ridiculousness of comparing dudes who play vicious murderers with those dressed in […]

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Michael Fassbender courted for controversial assassination flick

Warner Bros wants Michael Fassbender to star as former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in their drama Londongrad. According to Deadline, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is in talks to helm the pic. Litvinenko was fatally poisoned in 2006 with polonium-210. Before he passed away, however, the bed-ridden Litvinenko accused Russian president […]

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Andy Serkis recruited for Apes sequel

Andy Serkis has signed on to reprise the role of Caesar, the super-intelligent and rebellion-loving chimpanzee, in Rupert Wyatt’s sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. According to Deadline, Serkis has secured a seven-figure deal to appear in the flick. He had originally only signed on for one film, so he was able […]

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Chimpanzee that – Rise of the Planet of the Apes review

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. That a film about an ape revolution could feature one of the most heart-stopping and gasp-inducing cinematic moments of the year means I have to re-evaluate everything I thought I […]

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New Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer: anti-ape sentiments set to surge!

The feature trailer for Rupert Wyatt‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes has debuted online, and it gives us a glimpse at how to avoid any chimp-revolutions in real life (basically, don’t let a sleepy-eyed James Franco anywhere near those animals).  A prequel to the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes, Rise stars Franco as a young scientist who […]

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Trailer Debut: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Ooh, chimpanzee that! The trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes has debuted online. Formerly known as Rise of the Apes, the film stars James Franco as a young scientist who tries to advance the intelligence of apes, which is all well and good, until his primary subject Caesar (a mo-capped Andy Serkis) […]

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