Thanks to Fox’s Twitter Feed we have the newest addition to the cast of Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Apes which will be Harry Potter's Tom Felton. Felton joins James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Andy Serkis. Cox plays the evil owner of a primate sanctuary who runs the facility without compassion for the animals that live there and Felton will play his son.
Rise of the Apes is scheduled to attack theaters on July 24th,2011.
Rise of the Apes is a completely new take on one of 20th Century Fox’s most beloved and successful franchises. Oscar-winning visual effects house Weta Digital – employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for Avatar – will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.
Rise of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
I was worried about this movie being made when it was first announced but the casting is very strong and if the story is the same this will be a monster hit!