Director Rupert Wyatt's smash hit prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes is available on Blu-ray and DVD this week. We recently caught up with senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri, who is responsible for creating all of the Apes in the film. In honor of this anticipated release, we discussed the filmmakers' remarkable achievements in creating believable CGI characters, Andy Serkis' Oscar worthy performance, and their current collaboration on The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
Here is our conversation.
There is a real push right now to get Andy Serkis nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. What are your thoughts on that?
Joe Letteri: I think he deserves one. I think this is a fantastic performance he gave, and »
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