Ever wonder how the apes rose up and conquered Earth? The first trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes lays it out for you — genetic engineering with the best of intentions gone wrong. The story may be derivative, however, the movie is sure to excel in the visual effects department (Weta Digital, the folks behind “Avatar,” modeled the groundbreaking CGI primates). Looks great so far — check it out now!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton, and John Lithgow.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes escapes to US theaters on August 5, 2011 and UK theaters on August 11, 2011.