Movie News: Serkis Signs for Another Visit to THE PLANET OF THE APES

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 03 November 2011

Movie News

In news that will surprise no one (but is comforting nonetheless), 20th Century Fox have officially begun work on their inevitable sequel to this summer's smash hit RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, with the newly announced signing of Mo-Cap maestro Andy Serkis in a seven-figure deal to reprise his role as Caesar.

Speaking earlier this year, director Rupert Wyatt expressed his want to return for the sequel should it perform well at the box office (and having taken $453m on a $93m budget, it did very well indeed) so it's highly likely he'll wield the megaphone once more.

No word on either Franco or Frieda Pinto returning as of yet, but really, would anybody care that much if they didn't?

Expect SOMETHING, SOMETHING OF THE PLANET OF THE APES to hit mid 2013 at the very earliest (though '14 is a safer bet).

Where would you like the story to go next in the Apes saga? Share your thoughts on this or anything else that's crossing your mind in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag

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0 #1 sophiea iqbal 2011-11-05 23:42
I really liked this movie, and thankful it didnt step on the original. Maybe the next one should be a lil like the 1960's one, but the Apes more advanced. And i would really like it to be scary too, some how.

The idea of being trapped as they were in the original, if the Apes were more advanced, could be so much more scary. Maybe one of the Apes is a serial killer. lol Ok maybe not that last part.

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