"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.