Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monkeys Take Over 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Concept Art

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - by Maurice Mitchell 2

Update: After watching the film I can say this concept art is amazing. Out of context it's not as striking. The artist is Alex Mandra.


The new trailer and concept art from the behind-the-scenes video for the James Franco Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes is online and it looks...ok.

Franco plays a scientist working on an Alzheimer's cure and accidentally mutates Caesar into a super-intelligent ape. He takes him home to work with him and soon Caesar leads the primates on a revolution against humanity.

The movie looks great, but, there's not much to the concept art. But, we do get to see some rioting monkeys.

Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, Avatar) developed the special effects for the amazing King Kong remake so I expect much better art and special effects coming soon.



Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) opens 5 August 2011 in the US.

Director: Rupert Wyatt
Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto
Concept artists: Brian Cunningham (Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The A-Team, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Warren Flanagan (X-Men: The Last Stand, Watchmen, I, Robot, 2012)
Milena Zdravkovic (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Production Design by Claude Paré (The Aviator, Night at the Museum, The Day After Tomorrow, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian)
Art Direction: Dan Hermansen, Helen Jarvis (supervising art director) and Grant Van Der Slagt.
Set Decoration: Elizabeth Wilcox

Via: m.io9.com and worstpreviews

Will Rise of the Planet of the Apes make you go ape?

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2 comments:

  1. I like the imagery here and watched Planet of the Apes when it came out in theaters. It was ok. Not bad, but not great either, however, I was surprised to eventually learn that a lot of movie enthusiasts were not happy with the film and they gave it low reviews.

    I hope that this prequel gets a better reception from audiences. If the concept art is any indication of what is to come, then great things are in store for the Planet of the Apes film franchise.

    The Madlab Post

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  2. Planet of the Apes was an icon of film more for it's special effects and "twist" ending more than anything else. The acting behind rubber masks was brilliant.

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