Fox sets release for ‘Apes’ prequel

Rupert Wyatt to direct 'Rise of the Apes'

Twentieth Century Fox will release prequel “Rise of the Apes” on June 24, 2011, with Rupert Wyatt confirmed to direct.

Title is tentative.

Studio is partnering with Peter Jackson’s visual effects company WETA Digital on the film, which relaunches the “Planet of the Apes” franchise.

Chernin Entertainment is producing.

Wyatt will direct from a script by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, who also are producing with Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark.

“Rise of the Apes” is an origins story set in present-day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

WETA will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.

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