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Scott Frank Turns 'Apes' into 'Cesar'

2 December 2008 7:58 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Genesis: Apes, the reported remake of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, was acknowledged as a live project by Fox president Tom Rothman and now 20th Century Fox has turned the project over to Scott Frank (Minority Report).  The writer/director has already renamed the film Cesar and told Chud that the film is an original story and not a remake.

The movie, the site notes, “will not feature talking monkeys, and it will not end with chimpanzees running wild in the streets, taking over the world. But it isn't entirely divorced from the world of Planet of the Apes, either. In fact, Frank sees his movie as the opening chapter in a saga that could span the thousand years between today and a world where apes rule.”

Scott explained that he’s been researching modern day science and extrapolating what it would take to evolve common apes into »

- Robert Greenberger

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Fox is Actually Considering Another Planet of the Apes?

28 November 2008 11:44 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

About a month back we brought you some details on a Planet of the Apes prequel titled Genesis: Apes. Apparently the script, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (of The Relic), had been floating around Fox for quite a while. It actually sounded like an interesting story that I would've supported if it ever got made. Well, Chud has come through again with another update, this time from Fox CEO Tom Rothman. The Fox Movie Channel is showing all five Planet of the Apes movies (presumably as a promo for the new box set) and at the end of the original Planet of the Apes, Rothman himself chimed in with an exciting update. "We are very close at Fox on a new Apes script - this one a kind of prequel story before the first story, with a return to the social thematics that mark the first one, but »

- Alex Billington

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