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8 Movies You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Based on Books

23 August 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Books have been a great source of inspiration for the movie industry, but sometimes they sneak up on you and unless you really pay attention to the credits you’d never know a film was based on a book. As we continue our look at various book/movie adaptations, I’m taking a look at the movies you most likely didn’t know were based on books!  

If you’re looking to dive more into our discussion on books and the movies, be sure to check out our articles on Bad Books That Made for Great Movies and the Top 10 Movie Franchises Based on Novels.  Now...let’s get to it!  

Die Hard

Yeah, I’m sure most people would have never guessed this was based off of a book.  It’s easy to see why as the book is titled Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp and doesn’t »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

16 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The unmade Planet Of The Apes movies of the 1990s

15 August 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Aug 17, 2017

Anyone for monkey baseball? We examine the weird and wonderful unmade scripts of the Planet Of The Apes series

In 2006, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were inspired by footage of domesticated chimpanzees who were unable to adjust to our lifestyles to write a sci-fi horror spec script that they called Genesis. Apparently, it was a while before the two of them realised that they were writing a Planet Of The Apes movie.

Their resultant pitch to 20th Century Fox led to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the excellent, emotional prequel/reboot of the franchise that led to 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and recent trilogy topper, War For The Planet Of The Apes. Together, the three films take Caesar from domestication to domination and have been huge critical and financial hits for the studio.

The development hell that plagued Fox's »

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The Beautiful and the Damned Dirty Apes: A History of The Planet of The Apes

12 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Cai Ross

The original Planet of The Apes movies occupied a curious netherworld of critical opinion. With each film, the budget was sawn in half, leading to a successive pattern of diminishing returns that led to a cheapening of its esteem. The spin-off TV show was quickly cancelled, further dulling the lustre and few people even remember the animated series that finally put the Apes to bed until a rude awakening in 2001.

However, for all their child-pleasing capers (the family-friendly G rating was a mandatory stipulation from the studios), the Apes movies deftly juggled important themes and arguments about slavery, free-will, nuclear war, vivisection, racism and oppression, and man’s innate capacity for cruelty. In pure storytelling terms, the circuitous plot links the first five movies (and the new post-Rise cycle) into a pleasing, if relentlessly pessimistic, self-perpetuating full-circle.

Enormous box office successes in their early stages, they spawned »

- Cai Ross

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Matt Reeves' Long-Term Vision For The Planet Of The Apes Franchise

11 July 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Director Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes completes one of the most compelling and exciting movie trilogies of all-time. However, fans are hoping that this isn't the end for the franchise. Though this latest chapter closes a number of ongoing plot threads, the overall success of these films almost certainly warrants additional sequels. The big question is: what direction should the franchise travel? Should they look to its cinematic origins or chart a new future?

The current Apes trilogy deviates significantly from the original films, which began with Rod Serling's 1968 adaptation of Pierre Boulle's classic novel. There were four sequels to the original Planet of the Apes -- each embarked on wildly different narratives and themes, such as mutants, mind control, time travel, slavery, religion, and the Cold War. Should any of these legacy films be looked upon for inspiration?

Related - War For The Planet Of The Apes »

- David Kozlowski

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'Planet of the Apes' Through the Years: How the Primates Have Evolved Since 1968

11 July 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Over a span of nearly 50 years, the Planet of the Apes franchise has undergone a major evolution.

From live-action to an animated series to computer-generated images, the primates continue to take new forms as technology advances in the years since Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel was first adapted into a feature film starring Charlton Heston.

With the newest installment in the saga — War for the Planet of the Apes — set to hit theaters July 14, take a look at how these famous apes have changed since they first appeared on the big screen.

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- Victoria Berggren

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'Planet of the Apes' Through the Years: How the Primates Have Evolved Since 1968

11 July 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Over a span of nearly 50 years, the Planet of the Apes franchise has undergone a major evolution.

From live-action to an animated series to computer-generated images, the primates continue to take new forms as technology advances in the years since Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel was first adapted into a feature film starring Charlton Heston.

With the newest installment in the saga — War for the Planet of the Apes — set to hit theaters July 14, take a look at how these famous apes have changed since they first appeared on the big screen.

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- Victoria Berggren

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Run The Series: The original Planet Of The Apes series became more daring from movie to movie

10 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment.

Let’s begin with the ending, which is what most people do when they think about the original Planet Of The Apes. For nearly two hours, 20th Century Fox’s 1968 adaptation of Pierre Boulle’s 1963 science fiction novel depicts a world gone topsy-turvy, where humans are inarticulate savages, and civilized society is governed by intellectual chimpanzees, officious orangutans, and militaristic gorillas. When a shipwrecked American astronaut named Taylor (played by Charlton Heston) goes in search of the secret of how this “planet of the apes” came to be, he discovers the crumbling vestiges of a familiar human civilization, including the remnants of the Statue Of Liberty. In an instant, he realizes where he’s been all this time: on a far-future Earth, laid to waste by nuclear »

- Noel Murray

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‘Planet of the Apes’ Filmmakers Worried 1968 Original Wouldn’t Be Taken Seriously

10 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes” is generating strong buzz before its July 14 launch. When the film series began 50 years ago, nobody imagined it would last this long. In fact, they weren’t even sure the first one could get off the ground.

Early tests for makeup, costumes, and art direction were so challenging that the film’s production was delayed two years.

The premise of the book (and the first film) was so radical — as Variety termed it back then, “an ape-human switcheroo” — that the filmmakers knew they needed to create a world that looked realistic and dangerous: Their biggest concern was that audiences would giggle at the idea of monkeys ordering around humans.

Pierre Boulle’s French-language novel “La Planete des Singes” was published in 1963; British author Xan Fielding translated it into English the following year. In January 1965, producer Arthur P. Jacobs told Variety’s Army Archerd that he would film the »

- Tim Gray

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War For The Planet Of The Apes: exploring its ending, and what might happen next

5 July 2017 4:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 12, 2017

With a warning for major, major spoilers, we look at War For The Planet Of The Apes, and where the franchise might go next...

Nb: This is your final warning for major Apes franchise spoilers.

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Quietly, poignantly, the curtain has fallen on Caesar. The intelligent ape who first led his kind out of captivity in 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes has done so again in this summer's third chapter. Humanity has, it seems, finally reached its end thanks to a cruel mutation in the virus that already weakened it 15 years earlier. War For The Planet Of The Apes sees Caesar pass into legend; mortally wounded, he dies in the knowledge that his fellow apes are finally safe from harm.

It's a superb performance from Andy Serkis, who's now played the role of Caesar »

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World Without End

14 March 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

“Thru the Time Barrier, 552 years Ahead… Roaring To the Far Reaches of Titanic Terror, Crash-Landing Into the Nightmare Future!”    … and as Daffy Duck says, “And it’s good, too!” Allied Artists sends CinemaScope and Technicolor on a far-out timewarp to a place where the men are silly and the women are… very female. Hugh Marlowe stars but the picture belongs to hunky Rod Taylor and leggy Nancy Gates.

World Without End

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 80 min. / Street Date March 28, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor, Shawn Smith, Lisa Montell, Christopher Dark, Booth Colman, Everett Glass.

Cinematography: Ellsworth Fredericks

Makeup: Emile Lavigne

Art Direction: Dave Milton

Film Editor: Eda Warren

Original Music: Leith Stevens

Produced by Richard V. Heermance

Written and Directed by Edward Bernds

“CinemaScope’s first science-fiction thriller.”

First, huh? What about MGM’s CinemaScope attraction Forbidden Planet, which »

- Glenn Erickson

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