Andy Serkis

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Posters Prep for War, First Trailer to Drop December 18

by Nick Romano December 11, 2013 11:20 AM
The first 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' posters have premiered online, and Matt Reeves cannot wait for you to see his installment of this beloved franchise. Not only did the director reveal this new batch of one-sheets, but he also announced that the first trailer will hit the web this coming December 18.

Comic-Con 2013: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Panel

by Nick Romano July 20, 2013 06:55 PM
Matt Reeves
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' tagged along for 20th Century Fox's Comic-Con 2013 panel on Saturday, Jul. 20 at Hall H, along with 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'The Wolverine.'

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Reveals New Plot Details and Full Cast

by Jacob Hall May 08, 2013 03:30 PM
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' has finally begun filming and Fox has revealed some pretty exciting details about the eighth film in the iconic franchise. What exactly can we expect from the Matt Reeves directed film? And who is rounding out the cast? Well, read on and find out!

'The Hobbit': 6 Things We Learned After Chatting With the Cast

by Jordan Hoffman December 05, 2012 04:30 PM
Warner Bros.
Midtown Manhattan became Middle Earth today as the cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' came to the Waldorf=Astoria hotel (yes, that weird equals sign is the correct way to spell it.) Film writers, bloggers and gurus were in...

'The Colbert Report' To Do 'The Hobbit' Theme Week

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 29, 2012 07:00 PM
Comedy Central / Warner Bros.
Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways.  Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing their own hair to prosthetic feet in preparation for attending the release in costume.  But how is life-long Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert preparing?  With a full week of 'The Colbert Report' dedicated to the film, and spotlighting its cast as guests!  Who will be in attendance?

Andy Serkis Will Make Directorial Debut With 'Animal Farm'

by Jacob Hall October 20, 2012 11:34 AM
Tim Whitby/Getty Images
Andy Serkis has become synonymous with motion capture performance and for good reason. Just look at his resume: he was Gollum in the 'Lord of the Rings' films, the title ape himself in 'King Kong,' Caesar in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Captain Haddock in 'The Adventures of Tin Tin.' It's probably safe to say that he knows this kind of filmmaking like the back of his hand. So it's not surprising that his directorial debut will be a motion capture project, but it's a little surprising that it will be an adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.'

Is 'Tarzan 3D' Europe's Own 'Avatar'?

by Jacob Hall October 06, 2012 12:46 PM
Constantin Films
When utilized properly, motion capture animation can be astonishing. Look at Andy Serkis in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' or the vast majority of James Cameron's 'Avatar,' which brought the technology to exciting and intimidating new places. Which brings us to 'Tarzan 3D,' a German production that aims to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character back to the big screen using the same tech that made the Na'vi and Pandora a reality. With the first trailer here, it's time to start making direct and unfair comparisons between this film and its American counterparts.

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Sequel Shooting This Summer

by Damon Houx April 26, 2012 07:01 PM
20th Century Fox
It's hard to keep track of all the great stories coming out of CinemaCon this week, but one of the coolest is the news that 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes.' One of last year's most pleasant surprises, the film was both a critical and commercial success, and Fox is saying that they want to start shooting this summer.