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43 years ago the first Planet of the Apes movie came out which took place in the far future. Now we have gone full circle (again) and get to witness the uprising against mankind.

Until recently this movie was named The Rise of the Apes but now 20th Century Fox has changed into The Rise of the Planet of the Apes which to me is a bit too wordy. But anyway, here’s the trailer:

(Read more below and see the concept art:)

What do you guys and gals think about the trailer?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters August 5th, 2011.

“Synopsis: An origin story in the true sense of the word, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale — a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind’s hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Oscar(R)-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for “Avatar” – will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.”

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, 


(Via Slashfilm)