Planet of the Apes

It’s not a remake, and it’s not a sequel. So what is it? Director Tim Burton will say only that it’s a “re-imagining” of the original series, which began in 1968 with “Planet of the Apes.” Unlike the original, this film does not take place on Earth, although it does star Mark Wahlberg as an astronaut who may — or may not — crash-land on a strange planet where apes are in charge and humans are subservient. Locations in Arizona, California, Hawaii and at the principal set — Ape City — created on an enormous soundstage, were packed with up to 1,000 extras at a time. “Apes” co-stars Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Giamatti and Estella Warren. Who’ll be human and who’ll be furry — courtesy of Oscar-winning make-up artist Rick Baker (“Men in Black,” “The Nutty Professor”)? We’ll leave that for you to guess.

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