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Ok, Fox, you have our attention. We weren't especially looking forward to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in the run up to its release, which meant that, by the time it landed, it was a very pleasant surprise; one of the most enjoyable and emotionally potent blockbusters in years, with an astonishing performance-capture performance by Andy Serkis at its center. The film was a big hit, and the inevitable sequel, "Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes" started rolling forward, with Serkis getting a big payday to reprise his role as super-intelligent ape Caesar, but the film hit a speed bump when original director Rupert Wyatt bailed, citing a too-hasty timetable. But Fox kept our interest by hiring the very talented Matt Reeves ("Let Me In") to replace him, and now, per Heat Vision, they've landed one of the most impressive breakout actors of the last twelve months to star in the film, »


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