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Jason Clarke witnesses the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Fresh from his stint needlessly torturing terrorists / securing American freedom (depending on which political pundit you read) in Zero Dark Thirty, Aussie actor Jason Clarke is set to appear in a slightly less incendiary picture. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has signed on for a leading role in the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. […]

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James Franco probably won’t be in the Apes sequel

Though his character’s relationship with super-smart chimp Caesar formed the backbone of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, James Franco doesn’t think he’ll be involved with the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Speaking to MTV, Franco said: “My guess is I won’t be in it. Nobody’s talked to me since Rupert left.” He’s referring […]

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Matt Reeves escaping Twilight Zone for Apes sequel?

Director Matt Reeves is off the long-delayed Twilight Zone feature and maybe onto the next Planet Of The Apes instalment, according to Variety. After over a year of various writers failing to bring in a suitable screenplay for a Twilight Zone film, Reeves has decided to move onto another project. The director of Cloverfield and […]

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Rupert Wyatt may drop out of Apes sequel

Rupert Wyatt delivered one of the best ever Planet of the Apes movies with his 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and studio 20th Century Fox was rewarded for taking a chance on his talents with a surprise box office hit. But Deadline now suggests Wyatt may walk away from helming the sequel Dawn of the […]

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Contagion screenwriter tackles Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel

Scott Z. Burns has been recruited by Fox to write the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, says The Hollywood Reporter. Burns previously penned Contagion and The Informant for director Steven Soderbergh. He will do a pass on the first draft by the original flick’s screenwriters, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Andy Serkis is set to reprise the role […]

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Charlize Theron to play Agent 13 for Apes director

Charlize Theron is attached to star in Agent 13, the new thriller from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, Deadline reports. Universal Pictures beat out Paramount, MGM, and Fox for the pitch with an almighty sum. Little is known about the project, except that it’s based on the 1988 comic book […]

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Michael Fassbender courted for controversial assassination flick

Warner Bros wants Michael Fassbender to star as former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in their drama Londongrad. According to Deadline, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is in talks to helm the pic. Litvinenko was fatally poisoned in 2006 with polonium-210. Before he passed away, however, the bed-ridden Litvinenko accused Russian president […]

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Andy Serkis recruited for Apes sequel

Andy Serkis has signed on to reprise the role of Caesar, the super-intelligent and rebellion-loving chimpanzee, in Rupert Wyatt’s sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. According to Deadline, Serkis has secured a seven-figure deal to appear in the flick. He had originally only signed on for one film, so he was able […]

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Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay wanted for The Twilight Zone

Warner Brothers has Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay,  Alfonso Cuaron, David Yates and Rupert Wyatt in their sights to enter The Twilight Zone, Variety reports. The studio is moving forward with the reboot of the much-loved television series, which ran from 1959 to 1964. In 1983, The Twilight Zone got the big screen treatment, in which four […]

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Chimpanzee that – Rise of the Planet of the Apes review

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. That a film about an ape revolution could feature one of the most heart-stopping and gasp-inducing cinematic moments of the year means I have to re-evaluate everything I thought I […]

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New Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer: anti-ape sentiments set to surge!

The feature trailer for Rupert Wyatt‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes has debuted online, and it gives us a glimpse at how to avoid any chimp-revolutions in real life (basically, don’t let a sleepy-eyed James Franco anywhere near those animals).  A prequel to the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes, Rise stars Franco as a young scientist who […]

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