Chernin Entertainment is producing this prequel. Peter Jackson's WETA digital is going to create photo-realistic apes, instead of costumed actors, for the first time in the franchise.
Rise of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
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