Rise of the Planet of the Apes Synopsis
"Rise of the Apes", a completely new take on one of the Studio's most beloved and successful franchises. Oscar-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. "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.
Captain America: The First Avenger and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 are vying for the top visual effects award.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Hugo all remain in the running for the visual effects award.
The senior visual effects supervisor takes us behind-the-scenes of Andy Serkis' amazing performance, on Blu-ray and DVD now.
Hugo, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes are among the contenders for the statuette.
20th Century Fox is also planning on waging an Oscar campaign for the actor's motion-capture work as the ape Caesar.
James Franco, Freida Pinto, and Andy Serkis star in this sci-fi prequel that looks at Caesar and his ape revolution.
The Help falls just short in second place with $25.5 million while Final Destination 5 takes in $18.4 million.
The director offers a couple of ideas about where he would like to see the follow-up to this past weekend's hit go.
The Universal Pictures comedy The Change-Up debuts in fourth place with $13.5 million behind The Smurfs and Cowboys and Aliens.
James Franco and Frieda Pinto are helpless as Caesar and his army of Apes wrecks havoc on the Golden Gate Bridge in Rupert Wyatt's reboot.
Take a look at how the amazing motion capture effects were shot and edited for Rupert Wyatt's upcoming reboot.
20th Century Fox unleashes the apes in 3 new videos from the movie.
Get your first look at a clip the will be shown at this years Comic-con.
Get your first look at the Harry Potter actor in the new prequel.
Andy Serkis introduces this clip, which shows the pivotal moment in the apes' ascent over the humans.
Andy Serkis introduces a scene where the chimp Caesar comes to the aid of Charles Rodman (John Lithgow).
Andy Serkis portrays an ape named Caesar through motion-capture technology in Rupert Wyatt's highly-anticipated sci-fi adventure.
We also have three new TV spots for this highly-anticipated adventure starring James Franco.
A second new viral video finds chimpanzees learning to fight for Idi Amin's army using machetes.
Take a closer look at Andy Serkis' Caesar in Rupert Wyatt's highly-anticipated primate prequel.