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Simon Brew Oct 19, 2016
Fantastic Beasts is now five films. There's a further Planet Of The Apes movie planned. Whatever happened to the traditional movie trilogy?
Amongst the flood of movie news that arrived in our inbox last week, two stories in particular caught my eye.
The first was that War For The Planet Of The Apes, the eagerly-awaited continuation – and assumed conclusion – of the story thus far told in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – would be the conclusion of that particular story. That the new trilogy of films would be complete upon its release.
Simon Brew Oct 12, 2016
Mild spoilers for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes lie within...
Well, we say Planet Of The Apes 4. But by that, we mean the fourth film in the new series of movies. In all, we’re about to talk about what will be the tenth Planet Of The Apes movie. For it’s all but certain that another will be on the way.
Next summer, we get War For The Planet Of The Apes, which is always a joy to type out. It sees Matt Reeves back in the director’s chair following his excellent work on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (that’s fun to type as well), having picked up the mantle from Rupert Wyatt on Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes »
Between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we watched Andy Serkis‘ Caesar grow from a wide-eyed baby ape raised by humans into the fierce leader of an ape community in the midst of chaos. War for the Planet of the Apes continues that thread, tossing Caesar […]
- Angie Han
Last night I had the chance to attend this cool special War for the Planet of the Apes presentation at New York Comic-Con were we got to see first raw footage shown from the film, which was about seven minutes long.
We were told that this footage was not even close to finished and that it would be totally different by time the film is released. I would say about half of the footage from the film we saw was actors in the mo-cap suits. War for the Planet of the Apes takes place two-years after the events of 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The scene we saw had Caesar leading a group of gun wielding apes on a raid of a human compound by the sea, when they encounter a man carrying wood to build a fire when all of a sudden the man tries to »
- Kellvin Chavez
New York Comic Con kicked off yesterday, and the first day ended with a bang as 20th Century Fox debuted the first footage from War for the Planet of the Apes. The studio dropped a motion poster before the panel began, with fans in attendance treated to approximately seven minutes of footage, in addition to the full trailer. Since neither of those videos have been officially released quite yet, we have descriptions of the footage shown at the panel, which was received quite well by the Nycc crowd.
Business Insider was among the numerous press outlets in attendance for the Nycc panel, which featured franchise star Andy Serkis, who plays the iconic Caesar, director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark. The director announced that the story is set two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, confirming previous reports that there wouldn't be a huge jump forward in time, »
War for the Planet of the Apes is a sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and a prequel to Planet of the Apes. But when it came time for Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback to write the script, the Apes movies were far from the only ones they looked to […]
The post 8 Movies That Inspired ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
After Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes wound up being a bigger hit than any of us suspected, it became clear that Andy Serkis' Caesar was going to be the real star of the rebooted series. The sequel put even more focus on Caesar and his community of apes and War For The Planet Of The Apes looks as though it will be the most ape-centric entry yet. Assuming the upcoming sequel is a success, what does... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
I’ve sung the praises of the currently-running Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy time and again. It’s a franchise that had terrible Hollywood drivel written all over it from the start. Like with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, it had a definite potential to over-explain things, as well as simply go through the motions of a plot in a totally heartless and uninspired way.
Instead, from the onset, we were treated to the great Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a movie that was a lot better than it needed to be. A few years later, we got Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As good as Rise was, Dawn absolutely topped it in every imaginable way. The story was unpredictable, the characters likable, and the stakes all too primal.
Now, with the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes, we’ll be getting what »
- Joseph Medina
David Crow Oct 7, 2016
When you walk into a room with Andy Serkis, director Matt Reeves, and producer Dylan Clark, the sense of excitement they have for their upcoming film War For The Planet Of The Apes is palpable. Whereas most blockbuster franchises are primarily renowned for their special effects, the Planet Of The Apes saga, which all three filmmakers have collaborated in reinvigorating for the 21st century, is mostly loved for its resonant characters and political subtexts. That's all the more remarkable since 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the first film to have photorealistic CGI characters on location shoots in the wilderness.
Chatting to them at New York Comic-Con, more than anything I wanted to know what kind of movie this will be, and how it continues the »
Gears of War: An adaptation of the popular Gears of War video game series is heading to the big screen. Producers Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are developing the project; the series began following the adventures of a soldier fighting an invading force and since branched off into different stories. The latest game, Gears of War 4, will be released on October 11. [Variety] Guardians of the Galaxy: Our first look at Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! reveals a model of the theme park attraction that will open at Disney's California Adventure park on May 5, 2017. It's described as a "warehouse, fortress-like power plant … the ideal location for The Collector [portrayed by Benicio Del Toro in the movie...
- Peter Martin
“War has begun,” Caesar warns, in the first teaser for “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
The teaser trailer — a digital billboard in Times Square — was released by 20th Century Fox on Thursday, ahead of the movie’s New York Comic Con event this weekend, when the first footage from the film will debut.
The 46-second video features Caesar seemingly formed out of snow or ash, while his voice (Andy Serkis) warns of impending doom.
Caesar and Woody Harrelson‘s Colonel are pitted against each other in the third film, leading to a deadly battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.
- Arya Roshanian
Universal Pictures is doing a film adaptation of the hit video game franchise Gears of War. Microsoft announced that the project is being developed with producers Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Scott Stuber (Central Intelligence). The game focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent & the Swarm.
During a live stream for the upcoming Gears of War 4, Rod Fergusson, studio head of game developer The Coalition spoke with Variety and said that the movie based on the popular third-person shooter franchise has been rumored for years and that now was the right time to make the film.
“As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie. We’d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect. »
- Kellvin Chavez
With Gears of War 4 on the horizon, it’s been announced that the long-gestating Gears of War movie is back in development at a new studio.
The Hollywood Reporter noted today that Universal Studios have purchased the movie adaptation rights from Microsoft, who have owned the video game rights since 2014. The movie will be produced by Scott Stuber (Central Intelligence) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). No writer has been attached to the project yet.
New Line Cinemas originally purchased the film rights for Gears of War in 2007 with a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Len Wiseman (A Good Day to Die Hard) signed on to direct with Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) attached to star, but both jumped off the project in 2010.
This is the second time Universal have worked with Microsoft on a video game movie following »
- Luke Owen
Gears of War: An adaptation of the popular Gears of War video game series is heading to the big screen. Producers Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are developing the project; the series began following the adventures of a soldier fighting an invading force and since branched off into different stories. The latest game, Gears of War 4, will be released on October 11. [Variety] Guardians of the Galaxy: Our first look at Guardians of the Galaxy...
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We’ve know that Microsoft has been trying to get a film based on their video game franchise Gears of War off the ground for a while now, but for years it’s been stalled, seemingly stuck in development hell. Now, however, it seems that things are starting to pick up.
With the release of the fourth instalment in the series arriving next week, Variety reports that Universal Pictures is developing the adaptation alongside producers Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and The Coalition, the studio that’s behind Gears of War 4.
“As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie,” Rod Fergusson, head of The Coalition, told Variety. “We’d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.”
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- Mark Cassidy
Universal Pictures are developing a big screen movie based on Microsoft’s successful Gears of War third-person shooter video game franchise. Hit the jump to learn the details. The announcement was made during a live stream for the upcoming release of Gears of War 4. It was revealed that the film is in development with producers […]
The post Gears of War Movie In Development From ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Producer appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Microsoft’s “Gears of War” video game franchise is headed to the big screen.
The film adaptation, announced during a livestream for the upcoming release of “Gears of War 4,” is being developed with Universal Pictures under the eye of veteran film producers Scott Stuber (“Ted,” “The Kingdom”) and Dylan Clark (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”). A movie based on the popular third-person shooter franchise has been rumored for years, but Rod Fergusson, studio head of game developer The Coalition, said now was the right time to make the leap to film.
“As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie,” Fergusson told Variety. “We’d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect.”
It’s unclear at this point whether the film will be a straight adaptation of the games, »
- Jacob Bryant
Disney is fast-tracking its update on Mulan. The movie now has a November 2, 2018 release date. Also announced today: The Mulan script will get a rewrite from husband-wife duo Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, whose credits include Jurassic World and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Variety and THR reports of the Disney announcement made a point of mentioning that a Chinese actress will be cast in the role, and a global casting search is underway to find the actress for the part. This follows a preemptive petition recently launched called Tell Disney You Don’t Want a Whitewashed Mulan! that has over 100,000 signatures. Ming-Na Wen voiced Mulan in the 1998 movie. She’s now starring on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has a voice role in new Disney Xd series Milo Murphy’s Law. No word on whether they’ll attempt a live-action version of Mushu that’ll have to live »
- Emily Rome
After Tim Burton’s disastrous effort to resurrect the franchise, no one was quite sure what to make of Fox’s plans to launch a series of prequels starting with Rise of the Planet of the Apes back in 2011. However, that ended up working out brilliantly, and with Dawn impressing fans to an even greater degree, anticipation for War for the Planet of the Apes is at an all-time high.
A big part of the reason for that is because this movie looks set to take us one step closer to the world where apes rule and mankind fights for survival. This series of films is in some ways the story of Caesar’s descent into villainy, and while it sounds like we’re still at least a few instalments away from that, the synopsis for War for the Planet of the Apes points to it getting closer.
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- Josh Wilding
20th Century Fox has announced that it is set to give fans attending New York Comic Con next week their very first look at the upcoming sequel War for the Planet of the Apes, with director Matt Reeves, producer Dylan Clark and star Andy Serkis set to host a panel on Thursday featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the movie, along with the first footage. But first, we’ve got an official synopsis for the film, which serves as a follow up to the rebooted Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
“Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, »
- Gary Collinson
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