Sunday, November 2, 2008

Planet of the Apes Reboot (Again)

Planet of the Apes is another classic sci-fi tale of humans finding a different world. The catch to this world is that it is our world. Planet of the Apes already had a remake, with Tim Burton's version that not too many fans of the original liked.
Now a new Apes may be in the works at 20th Century Fox, but it sounds like nothing we have heard before.

CHUD got the scoop on this daring new take on Planet of the Apes, or to be more exact, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

"It's the story of Caesar, the ape who said no, the first ape with speech who started the events that led to a world where monkeys were on top and humans were dumb beasts.

Things are different in this script, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, which is called Genesis: Apes. Fans will know that Caesar in Conquest is the result of a massive temporal paradox - his parents escaped to 1973 from a far future Earth. Further, Conquest takes place in a dystopian 'future' - 1991 - while Genesis: Apes is set in the modern day.

In this version Caesar is the result of a genetic scientist fooling around with the nature of things. When the baby monkey exhibits intelligence and the ability to talk, he takes the cuddly thing home to his wife, who is unable to bear children. Things go surprisingly well for a number of years until Caesar grows up and sees mommy getting attacked. The dutiful son steps in and accidentally kills the attacker.

Here's where it takes off. In a scene paralleling Charlton Heston in the cage in the original Planet of the Apes, Caesar ends up in custody at an Ape Conservatory where he and the other apes are abused mercilessly. Caesar finds himself a primate without a world - he's as smart as humans but will never be one of them (and is in fact tortured by them) and he's initially rejected by his monkey brethren."

Caesar gets his fellow ape brethren to fight back against humanity. In this version of the film, the apes will be fighting humans in the modern times. A neat take on it all. Read the rest of the article to get the full story.

More news to come! Catch ya' later!

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