20th Century Fox has changed the title to their “Plant of the Apes” prequel yet again from “Rise of the Apes” to a more familiar “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Prior to “Rise of the Apes” it was “Caesar: Rise of the Apes” and before that “Caesar.” Guess the studio and marketing are having trouble making up their minds, but hopefully this title will stick for more than a few months.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist), “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis and Brian Cox.
Fracno, Lithgow and Pinto play scientists who study the development of intelligence in apes only to end up bearing witness to the fall of man and the rise of the apes. This will essentially be an origins story for the beloved sci-fi classic featuring talking apes that overrun and enslave humanity.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is currently in production but it’s expected to hit theaters November 23rd.