"Planet of the Apes" mo-cap star takes us behind the scenes of his award-winning new film and teases his appearance in upcoming Marvel blockbuster.
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Still, 'Apes' is the latest franchise title to come in behind the last installment as Hollywood battles sequel fatigue; elsewhere, 'Wish Upon' gets lost, while 'The Big Sick' places No. 5 in its nationwide expansion.
Warning: This story contains potential spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes. Let’s start by stating the obvious: War for the Planet of the Apes is not a direct prequel to the 1968 sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston. Instead, the new Apes, which arrives in theaters this weekend is, in the words of director Matt Reeves, “an answer” to the series of simian sci-fi films of the 1960s and ’70s.
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Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
He says, "I want to make sure you are experiencing something from the perspective of the main character in the story. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan — I like the idea of being immersed in that perspective."
'Apes' star Andy Serkis on the grueling shoot and the future of the franchise