August 5th, James Franco will direct drug-testing on a bunch of apes that will gain radically increased brain function...and the apes will rise up from their oppression and medical incarceration and wreck havoc on humanity. You will believe a gorilla can (almost) fly. Apparently.
This certainly looks more promising than the other remake that just didn't quite really work. It came close, but the last 5 minutes couldn't save it. Really, if it had begun where it ended, it would have been an amazing movie. But instead we got a forced story that had to hit all the plot-points lifted from a casual viewing of the original movie, just in case the audience were all a pack of dirty apes in chains watching a movie like the chain-gang in Where Brother Art Thou. But hey, that's so much monkey-poo under the bridge.
This new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes looks like fun. Of course that's what a trailer is supposed to do, so the movie itself might not meet the expectations put forth by the trailer, but hey, this one looks like it's worth taking a gamble on...besides watching WETA do the effects for a gorilla taking out a helicopter sounds like it'll be either amazingly impressive or ridiculous beyond belief...and either way, it'll be a great popcorn moment.