This Wednesday, April 13th, at 2:30 PM Pacific Time, be the first to see footage from 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes, including a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the apes.
WETA Digital, the Oscar-winning effects team behind Avatar and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, will host a livestream event on the official Facebook fan page for Avatar HERE from their headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand. They will give viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at their work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is described as a reality-based cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science fact.
In anticipation of the event, check out a five-second preview of Rise of the Planet of the Apes on the movie’s official Facebook page at facebook.com/ApesWillRise. The livestream event will include a fan Q&A session, so post your questions to the official Apes Facebook wall for a chance to have them answered.
A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other – and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Rupert Wyatt, and stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton and Andy Serkis.
The film, which hits theaters on August 5, 2011, was written and produced by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and is loosely based on the novel “La planete des singes.” Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are also acting as producers on the film.