The Planet of the Apes franchise gets the origin treatment in this 20th Century Fox production from director Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist). The script, written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, concerns a group of American scientists whose genetic experiments lead to an uprising by a race of intelligent apes that they helped create. James Franco stars, with Freida Pinto and John Lithgow heading up the rest of the cast.
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20th Century Fox has made it official that formerly named “Rise of the Apes” will now be named “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and will be hitting theaters on August 5, 2011.