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THE ESCAPIST director Rupert Wyatt takes the helm for this PLANET OF THE APES prequel centering on genetically engineered chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis), who was created in a San Francisco lab by an ambitious scientist (James Franco), and who uses his powerful intellect to lead an ape uprising against all of humankind.
Andrew Lesnie - DOP
Amanda Silver - Screenwriter, "The Relic"
Thomas M. Hammel
Rick Jaffa - Screenwriter, "The Relic"
Mark Vargo - Cameraman, Effects Artist
Wendy S. Williams
Mike Mitchell - Actor; Stunts
Rupert Wyatt - Writer/director
The Aaron Sims Company
Helen Jarvis - Art Director
David Hewlett - Actor/"Scanners"
John Lithgow - American Actor
Richard Ridings - Actor
Timothy Webber - American Actor
Brian Cox - British Actor, L.I.E. (2000)
Andy Serkis - British actor, LORD OF THE RINGS series (2001-2003)
Jamie Harris - Actor/"Savage Hearts"
Tom Felton - British actor, HARRY POTTER
Michael Kopsa - Canadian actor/voice actor: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM
Mike Kopsa - Canadian actor/voice actor: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM
Tyler Labine - Star, EVIL ALIEN CONQUERORS (2003)
James Franco - American actor, Freaks & Geeks/TRISTAN & ISOLDE
David Oyelowo - Actor, A SOUND OF THUNDER (2005)
Mike Dopud - Actor in WHITE NOISE (2005)
Chelah Horsdal - Actor in MASTERS OF HORROR - DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE
Sonja Bennett - Actress; PUNCH (2002)
Dean Redman - Star, FINAL DAYS OF PLANET EARTH (2006)
Freida Pinto - Star
Leah Gibson - Actress, THE DEVIL'S GROUND
Jeb Beach - Actor, THE DEVIL'S GROUND
Madison Bell - Actor, ;
Ivan Wanis Ruiz
Gordon Douglas Myren
Javier Caballero Cano
Evans Johnson - Actor
Sean Roche - Actor, ;
Chris Gordon - Actor, ;
"Smart, fun and thoroughly enjoyable....[It] entertains without insulting your intelligence." - 08/05/2011 Los Angeles Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he movie has its pleasures....Caesar, to begin with, is a wonderfully executed character, a product of special effects and a motion-capture performance by Andy Serkis..." - 08/05/2011 Chicago Sun-Times
"[The movie] swings into flights of kinetic fantasy that blow the collective mind." - 08/05/2011 Wall Street Journal
"The cautionary tale feels surprisingly fresh and entertaining....With its skillful blend of live action and motion-capture technology, it's a handsomely made prequel..." - 08/05/2011 USA Today
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]creenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver expertly create a compelling quandary that forces viewers to acknowledge that this is no conventional hero-villain conflict..." - 08/04/2011 Box Office
"Employing bleeding-edge technologies in the service of old-fashioned entertainment....RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES settles into a playful stretch." - 08/05/2011 New York Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With a ] jaw-dropping crescendo, a spectacular bout of gorilla warfare..." - 10/01/2011 Total Film
"[T]his present-day thriller revolves around one intelligent ape..." - 10/01/2011 Sight and Sound