20th Century Fox has just debuted an exciting and fairly intense new theatrical trailer on Yahoo for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt, starring James Franco as well as Andy Serkis doing motion-capture work as the chimpanzee Caesar. This trailer is most likely playing in theaters in front of Fox's X-Men: First Class this weekend. We have already seen one impressive trailer for this highly anticipated franchise reboot, but this is one that finally gives us an idea of what we can expect and damn, does it look awesome! At least I think so. Check this out!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set in a contemporary San Francisco and follows a young scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. Franco has been testing his Alzheimer cure on apes, but one of them, named Caesar, starts to evolve rapidly, so he takes him home to live with him and protect him from the cruel doctors, thus starting the inevitable ape revolution. James Franco stars, along with Andy Serkis providing motion capture for Caesar and Weta doing CGI; Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, with Tom Felton. Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on August 5th late summer.