Monday, December 1, 2008

Genesis: Apes

About a month ago I reported how a script has been around of a remake of "The Conquest of the Planet of the Apes." That script, titled "Genesis: Apes," is now one step closer to being made into an actual movie.

According to CHUD, Fox Movie Channel showed all five films in the "Apes" franchise over the weekend, and Tim Rothman, Fox co-chairman and CEO, spoke in-between each of the movies.

"We are very close at Fox on a new Apes script," said Rothman during one of the times he spoke. "This one a kind of prequel story before the first story, with a return to the social thematics that mark the first one, but with an entirely contemporary setting - Earth 2009."

This sounds like "Genesis: Apes."

According to The Geek Files, "In the planned new version [of 'The Conquest of the Planet of the Apes," which will be written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver], Caesar is the result of a scientist's DNA experiments. When the baby chimp exhibits intelligence and speech, the geneticist takes him home to his wife, who is unable to bear children.

Years later, the adult Caesar sees his adoptive mother attacked, kills the assailant and ends up caged in an apehouse where he and the other primates are abused and where he is rejected by the other simians."

More news to come on! Catch ya' later!

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