The Planet of the Apes reboot-prequel has once again changed release dates and has been pulled back for a summer 2011 release.
Fox had originally slated Rise of the Apes for June but was recently changed to November 23 to fill the holiday schedule, but now has been moved once again for August 5, this year where it will face competition from the (ill-advised) film adaptation of The Smurfs and the new Timur Beckmambetov film The Darkest Hour.
Rise of the Apes stars James Franco, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, Brian Cox and David Hewlett. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, this will be the first Apes film where the CGI and not make-up artists will bring the apes to life.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Director: Rupert Wyatt
- Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, Brian Cox, David Hewlett
- Music: Patrick Doyle