If you have not seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes in theaters yet, you need to. It is not only one of my favorite films of the summer, it's a top for me for the year. The box office numbers are lookng good and make a seqeuel very likely. Director Rupert Wyatt recently revealed some ideas on which direction the sequel could go:
“There’s so much we could do… The ideas I’ve had are all sorts of things, ranging from Full Metal Jacket with apes… you could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story. Or how apes are taking over cities, and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them. Spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans and humans maybe existing underground, because that’s a way they can avoid the virus, coming up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that’s what dehumanises them.”
The second film of the original series was Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Wyatt did mention that the sequel could take place underground, which sounds cool. Be sure to read our review of the film HERE. What are your thoughts on this news?