Thursday, August 11, 2011

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - (Director Speaks - Sequels)


Rise of the Planet of the Apes seems to be a great success, as the film Debuted at Number 1 in its first weekend and is a hit with critics as well as audiences.
So naturally this would mean that we will be seeing a sequel in the near future, and we happy to say that director Rupert Wyatt has confirmed this.

“You could start this story again eight years from where we left off,” said Wyatt, speaking to Bleeding Cool. “[We could have] 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 [is] for young soldiers in this day and age.”

“Or how apes are taking over cities,” he continues, “and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them. Having to deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them.”

“[There could be] spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans who may be existing underground, because that’s a way they can avoid the virus. They could come up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that’s what dehumanises them.”

It sounds as though Wyatt has put a fair amount of thought into his ideas, all of which would fit nicely into the new timeline established by his first film.

20th Century Fox initially spoke of kick-starting the franchise as a whole when they first announced ROTPOTA, and given the film’s strong showing on its opening weekend, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see one of Wyatt’s ideas greenlit sooner rather than later.

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