20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sci-fi adventure Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which arrives in theaters nationwide on August 5. Click on the video player below for your first glimpse at this new ape adventure, set in modern-day San Francisco. We also have the new poster, which you can check out below.

We travel to Vancouver to visit the cast and crew of this upcoming prequel to the classic sci-fi sagaThose damn dirty apes are back! Scheduled for release on August 5th is {0}, a prequel/reboot of the original series which starred Hollywood legend Charlton Heston. The new film features Oscar nominee {1} as Will Rodman, a scientist working on a cure for his ailing father's Alzheimer's by testing on apes. Eventually a test subject named Caesar begins to mutate at an alarming rate and the scientist takes him home to care for him so that the other doctors will not abuse him. The film is said to take place before the original series and has absolutely no connection to director {2}'s 2001 re-imagining of the series {3}, which grossed over $350 million worldwide.
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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-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.