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Apes Prequel?

12.01.2008

I wasn't a huge fan of Tim Burton's remake of PLANET OF THE APES, and I think it's safe to say I wasn't the only one who shared that sentiment. It baffles me then, that 20th Century Fox is said to be interested in remaking CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the story of Caesar, the first ape with speech who started the events that led to a world where monkeys ruled. Fox's Tom Rothman says:

We are very close at Fox on a new Apes script- this one a kind of prequel story before the first story, with a return to the social thematics that mark the first one, but with an entirely contemporary setting - Earth 2009

We all know that the minds that run Hollywood are running out of original ideas, but this one in partucular rubs me the wrong way. Is there any chance that this thing actually turns out well?
Extra Tidbit: Are there any fans out there of Burton's Ape flick?
Source: CHUD

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