Rupert Wyatt and Andy Serkis on 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Friday, August 05, 2011

"Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn." That’s a quote from the 1968 classic science fiction film, "Planet of the Apes." The movie starred Charlton Heston, and imagined a post-nuclear world ruled by powerful apes. The film spawned a media franchise of sequels, and television series. But "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," which debuts this weekend, contemplates how the primates might take power today.

The film’s director Rupert Wyatt, and star Andy Serkis, who plays the lead computer-generated chimp, Caesar, talk about re-imagining the iconic sci-fi film. 


Andy Serkis and Rupert Wyatt

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Susie Warhurst

Comments [2]

John W. Morehead from

Great interview. But the intro: cheesy ape suites? John Chambers Academy Award winning makeup in his historical context as ground-breaking. Cheesy? Really?

Aug. 18 2011 12:03 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

Nuclear war? I thought the original Planet Of The Apes was a reflection of how our social classes (chimps, orangutans, gorillas) interacts with one another; about how we treat/mistreat beings not like us (man); and how society sometimes hides the truth about ourselves from the mainstream population (forbidden zone archeological dig). It didn't feel like an anti-nuke message to me. Though I imagine that could have been the perceived message in the 1960s.

Aug. 05 2011 10:20 AM

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