Tag Archives: Ape

“Apes” rises to the challenge while “Change-Up” slips

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Solid reviews and positive word of mouth have helped Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” swing to a better-than-expected Friday, setting the stage for what could be a big win for 20th Century Fox when actuals are announced on Monday. Wyatt’s “Rise,” which documents how[...]

Andy Serkis talks “Apes,” Comic-Con, “Tintin,” “The Hobbit” and much more! – EXCLUSIVE

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The whole planet’s going to the apes, and Andy Serkis wants to make sure you have a front-row seat for Earth’s annihilation. As the title suggests, Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” explains how a scientist (James Franco) trying to invent a cure for[...]

Fox moves Franco’s “Apes” to August

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It was supposed to be 20th Century Fox’s Thanksgiving feast, a serving of “Ape” for audiences who had just devoured their turkey and sides. Now Fox appears ready to se if James Franco and his “Rise of the Apes” can compete at the tail end of the summer[...]

Brian Cox negotiating for villainous “Rise of the Apes” role

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Throw another ape into the mix. Brian Cox is in final negotiations to join “Rise of the Apes,” the announced “Planet of the Apes” prequel/sequel that will reach theaters in June 2011, according to The Wrap. Cox would play the owner of a controversial primate sanctuary whose cruel[...]

Damn you hunky apes! James Franco joins “Planet of the Apes” prequel

Hollywoodnews.com: James Franco will be playing a scientist in the war between humans and monkeys in Fox’s “Planet of the Apes” prequel “Rise of the Apes.” Apparently he beat out a number of prestigious actors (Duh, he’s good looking and a brilliant performer) after meeting with director Rupert Wyatt over[...]