‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Sequel May Go ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Says Rupert Wyatt

The director offers a couple of ideas about where he would like to see the follow-up to this past weekend's hit go.
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Director Rupert Wyatt discusses sequel ideas for Rise of the Planet of the ApesRise of the Planet of the Apes was the top movie at the box office this weekend, taking in $54 million in its first three days in theaters. Director Rupert Wyatt recently spoke about some of his ideas for a sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which includes an apes version of Full Metal Jacket.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"There's so much we could do... The ideas I've had are all sorts of things, ranging from Full Metal Jacket with apes... you could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story. Or how apes are taking over cities, and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them. Spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans and humans maybe existing underground, because that's a way they can avoid the virus, coming up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that's what dehumanises them."

A sequel hasn't been green lit yet by 20th Century Fox, but with a strong opening weekend under its belt, don't be surprised to hear about Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2 in the near future.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released August 5th, 2011.

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