Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

‘The Gambler’ Director Rupert Wyatt Reveals What His ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Would Have Been

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by Mike Ryan 4 days ago
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Rupert Wyatt admits he was at one point attached to direct the sequel, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ but he and the studio couldn’t come to an agreement on the story. What was Wyatt’s version of the sequel? Wyatt claims he’s never told anyone before, but, ahead, he reveals what his intentions were for the sequel, including a tie-in with the original 1968 movie.

The Best Movies of 2014 (According to Matt Singer)

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by Matt Singer 4 days ago
20th Century Fox/A24/Fox Searchlight
It wasn’t a great year for critics in movies—see ‘Birdman’ (or ‘Chef’ [or ‘Top Five’ (or ‘Big Eyes’)])—but it was a great year for critics at movies. 2014 offered an tremendous variety of fantastic films: big and small; foreign and domestic; mainstream and indie. To anyone who says the overall quality of movies has declined, I call B.S. There are more good movies now than ever before. If you can’t find one, you’re not looking very hard. Take, for instance, these ten instant classics:

'The Planet of the Apes' Series Could Be More Than Three Films, According to Andy Serkis

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by Britt Hayes November 21, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Fox
We are living in the franchise-heavy film era, which can sometimes feel exhausting (see: ‘Transformers’) or can sometimes be very enjoyable, depending on the product. In television, having a clear endpoint in mind is a good thing (see: ‘Breaking Bad’); meanwhile, studios are now planning their franchises out years in advance. Again, this can be good (Marvel), or, as our own Matt Singer bemoaned, it leads to what he finds to be an unnecessary splitting of the final chapter to extend the life of a franchise. It’s refreshing, then, to know that some studios are playing things a little looser with their franchises, like hearing Andy Serkis say that he just isn’t sure how many ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies there will be.

Concept Art for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Alternate Ending Features a Nod to the Original Film

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by Britt Hayes November 14, 2014 @ 7:51 PM
20th Century Fox
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is hitting Blu-ray soon, and we've been hearing little teases about the upcoming third film, but let's take a little trip down memory lane back to the first film for a moment with some concept art for an ending that was cut from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’—an ending that features a haunting homage to the original ‘Planet of the Apes.’ Why was this ending cut? Presumably because the studio wasn't fully committed to making a sequel at this point in the planning stage.

Fox Pushing Andy Serkis For Best Supporting Oscar Nomination for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

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by Jacob Hall November 6, 2014 @ 9:53 AM
20th Century Fox
There have been few performances as effective and moving this year as Andy Serkis' work as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of Apes.' Combining Serkis' raw acting with the technical wizardry of a talented visual effects crew, the role feels like another huge leap forward for motion capture performances. So, naturally, 20th Century Fox is out to get Serkis an Oscar nod, even if it means getting him nominated in the wrong category.

What This Summer's Blockbusters Got Wrong (And Right)

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by Kate Erbland August 29, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
Paramount Pictures/Sony Pictuers/Warner Bros.
As yet another star-studded and box office-busting summer moviegoing season ends this weekend, it's the perfect time to look back at the months that gave us enough entertainment to pad our culture-consuming bellies until it's time for the Oscar...

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Limited Edition Blu-ray Set Comes with Awesome Replica of Caesar's Head

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by Britt Hayes July 18, 2014 @ 7:05 PM
Fox
Are you guys ready for Comic-Con 2014? Fox has just given you another reason to get excited about the San Diego mega convention, with the reveal of the 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Blu-ray set, which comes with a replica of Caesar's head, and can be pre-ordered exclusively at the con! It's one human-made product that we think even apes would approve of.

The 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Alternate Ending That You Didn't See

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by Jacob Hall July 15, 2014 @ 10:18 AM
20th Century Fox
In its current form, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' concludes on a dark and downbeat note, setting up a future film while placing its major characters on a desperate new path. But the original ending was even darker and now we have a glimpse at that footage and a look at what could have been. Spoilers for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' begin here, so proceed at your own peril!

How'd They Do That? A Brief Visual History of Motion-Capture Performance on Film

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by Nick Romano July 14, 2014 @ 2:31 PM
20th Century Fox
With 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' now in theaters, marking a high point for this art form, we take a look back at some of the most incredible instances of motion-capture performances, and see how this art form has evolved.

Before the 'Dawn': Concept Art Reveals the 'Planet of the Apes' Movie We Almost Got

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by Nick Romano July 14, 2014 @ 12:51 PM
20th Century Fox/Jerad S. Marantz
While 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' ruled the box office this past weekend to the acclaim of many critics, audiences could've received a much different film. From our chat with director Matt Reeves, we learned that an initial story treatment included highly evolved versions of the ape tribe who could speak rather articulately. Now, new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' concept art has hit the web, which seems to be along the lines of this earlier draft.