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Rise of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Fox says the sequel is a go!

04.27.2012

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Considering how I grew up captivated by the original series, I was very nervous about RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. As, to be fair, many people were. But then star Andy Serkis, director Rupert Wyatt, and the artists at Weta delivered in a bloody big way and actually ended up crafting one of 2011's best films.  Not to mention making a movie that grossed over $481 million worldwide with a budget of only $93 million.  So that's cool too.

A sequel was of course always inevitable, but now the word from Fox is official: at CinemaCon, Fox Co-Chairman Tom Rothman included mention of the sequel "as part of a list of movies Fox plans to start production on by summer's end." 

While there's no official word on how that plan will jive with Andy Serkis' duties on THE HOBBIT as Second Unit Director, Serkis is "already signed on for the sequel." 

You can bet we'll be keeping a close eye on this project as it develops.  And if things are going to work out for that end-of-summer start date, you can also bet it will be developing very quickly.

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Extra Tidbit: I had a philosophy teacher in high school who used the original PLANET OF THE APES to explain Plato's Republic. And it actually kind of worked.
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9:53PM on 04/29/2012
Awesome news since Rise really suprised me & was a great movie.
Awesome news since Rise really suprised me & was a great movie.
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9:35AM on 04/29/2012

Excellent...

Sounds great. I, being a real aficionado of the originals, was as skeptical as many of you were. However, I found that I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Sounds great. I, being a real aficionado of the originals, was as skeptical as many of you were. However, I found that I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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12:05PM on 04/28/2012
I'm down , the first blew my expectations out of the water .
I'm down , the first blew my expectations out of the water .
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4:12PM on 04/27/2012

favorite movie last year

had a smile on my face the whole film and some tears
had a smile on my face the whole film and some tears
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1:27PM on 04/27/2012
I'm really excited about this too! I was pleasantly surprised by this film and I was hoping it would spawn a sequel or two.
I'm really excited about this too! I was pleasantly surprised by this film and I was hoping it would spawn a sequel or two.
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12:11PM on 04/27/2012
The only thing i didn't bought in the reboot was not the fact that apes took over the planet but that we are supposed to believe Potthead James Franko is a scientist!
So will Andy Serkis play all the apes in the sequel?
The only thing i didn't bought in the reboot was not the fact that apes took over the planet but that we are supposed to believe Potthead James Franko is a scientist!
So will Andy Serkis play all the apes in the sequel?
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12:05PM on 04/27/2012
Great, can't wait to see what Caesar gets to do this time.
Great, can't wait to see what Caesar gets to do this time.
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12:01PM on 04/27/2012
I really enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes so this is very good news to me.
I really enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes so this is very good news to me.
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11:58AM on 04/27/2012
I hope they come up with a good title, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a little unwieldy. I'd like to see the sequel make things a little bigger-scale, since the first one was effective at being very intimate and personal.
I hope they come up with a good title, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a little unwieldy. I'd like to see the sequel make things a little bigger-scale, since the first one was effective at being very intimate and personal.
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7:24PM on 04/27/2012
All the apes sequels had 'unwieldly' titles. I like that they kept up the tradition.
All the apes sequels had 'unwieldly' titles. I like that they kept up the tradition.
11:00AM on 04/27/2012
This was definitely a surprise hit. I thought it was going to be terrible, but I was proven wrong. But I still think the main fault with the movie is James Franco's character.
This was definitely a surprise hit. I thought it was going to be terrible, but I was proven wrong. But I still think the main fault with the movie is James Franco's character.
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11:33AM on 04/27/2012
Agreed... and I don't think Franco believed in this movie, it seemed like just another notch on his belt of diverse projects. Before its release he was already throwing it under the bus. I expected the worst but it was actually a solid flick.
Agreed... and I don't think Franco believed in this movie, it seemed like just another notch on his belt of diverse projects. Before its release he was already throwing it under the bus. I expected the worst but it was actually a solid flick.
10:38PM on 04/27/2012
I thought the main fault was that blonde kid. Talk about over acting.
I thought the main fault was that blonde kid. Talk about over acting.
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