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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rating:PG-13 (for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence)
Genre:Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:August 5, 2011
Running time:104 minutes
Cast:James Franco, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto
Director:Rupert Wyatt
Producer:Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa
Writer:Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Jamie Moss, Pierre Boulle
Distributor:20th Century Fox

Description: "Rise of the Apes", a completely new take on one of the Studio's most beloved and successful franchises. Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital -- employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for AVATAR -- will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors. "Rise of the Apes" is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

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