Disney is expanding the "Planet of the Apes." The studio has signed "Maze Runner" director Wes Ball to helm a new movie for the franchise. On an earnings call in August, CEO Bob Iger stressed that the classic franchise is a project that the studio plans to reboot as soon as possible, given the success […]
Production designer William Creber, who served as art director on the original "Planet of the Apes" movies, died in Los Angeles on March 7 from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87. "This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture," said Nelson Coates, […]
"Apes," which debuted in February 1968, created the template for extended cinematic universes that traces to "Star Wars" and Marvel today.
"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.
Watch Andy Serkis's Caesar realize he's all too human in deleted scene from 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' to be found on upcoming Blu-ray out Oct. 24
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.
Talking “Ape Camp” — set up to help the actors master the movements of their simian characters — with the stars of “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
'Apes' star Andy Serkis on the grueling shoot and the future of the franchise
It’s a jungle out there in the new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes (watch it above), the third installment in Fox’s rebooted science fiction series. With heavy overtones of Vietnam War movies, the new film (in theaters July 14, 2017) chronicles the final showdown between plague-decimated humankind and the intelligent ape society that has risen in its place. The trailer shows the battle from both sides: We hear the ape leader, Caesar (Andy Serkis), tell the humans, “I did not start this war.
War for the Planet of the Apes unleashed a mighty roar on the opening night of New York Comic Con, screening seven minutes of unfinished footage, plus an all-new teaser trailer, from the third installment in the revived Apes franchise that started with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Set two years after the events of the previous film in this new series, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War depicts the final battle between men and apes, pitting our simian hero Caesar (Andy Serkis) on a collision course against the mysterious “Colonel” (Woody Harrelson). Serkis appeared at the screening alongside producer Dylan Clark and returning director Matt Reeves to introduce the intimate clip, which found Caesar and his small band of trusted soldiers happening upon the remains of a human settlement and acquiring an unexpected new passenger on their journey to find Harrelson’s Colonel.
The third installment of the new Apes series, War for the Planet of the Apes, arrives in theaters next July, and it promises to be an epic trilogy-capper. And, based on a presentation at New York Comic Con Thursday night, the new film channels Apocalypse Now in the final showdown between humans and apes.
“War has begun,” Caesar warns, in the first teaser for War for the Planet of the Apes. The teaser trailer — a digital billboard in Times Square — was released by 20th Century Fox on Thursday, ahead of the movie’s New York Comic Con event this weekend, when the first footage from the film will debut. The 46-second video features Caesar seemingly formed out of snow or ash, while his voice (Andy Serkis) warns of impending doom.
War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves recently tweeted out the first image from the set of his 2017 follow-up. It shows a shadowy horse jockey standing on a picturesque beach, covered in the telltale markings of a motion capture suit. The image of a horse on a water-slicked beachfront certainly brings to mind one of the most famous cinematic moments of all time, from 1968’s original Planet of the Apes, where Charlton Heston discovers that the “alien” landscape he’s crash-landed on is, in fact, a post-apocalyptic future New York.