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'The Planet of the Apes' Series Could Be More Than Three Films, According to Andy Serkis We are living in the franchise-heavy film era, which can sometimes feel exhausting (see: ‘Transformers’) or can sometimes be very enjoyable, depending on the product. In television, having a clear endpoint in mind is a good thing (see: ‘Breaking Bad’); meanwhile, studios are now planning their franchises out years in advance. Again, this can be good (Marvel), or, as our own Matt Singer bemoaned, it leads to what he finds to be an unnecessary splitting of the final chapter to extend the life of a franchise.

Anthony Daniels will wear a new C-3PO suit in Star Wars: Episode VII There is going to be a lot of practical effects in JJ Abrams’ STAR WARS: EPISODE VII; a return to old with set pieces, puppets, and models. Like many of you, I was also wondering how some of our favorite STAR WARS characters would be brought to life in the upcoming series. Sure there will be performance capture via Andy Serkis‘studio The Imaginarium, but are we getting more heavily animated... Read More...

New in Theaters: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

11:46 PM 7/11/2014 by Logan Falk
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This weekend looks to be a redeemer for the last couple weeks of mediocre (but, admittedly, lucrative) new releases. This super-hyped new release, sequel to a prequel to a classic sci-fi film, is pulling strong numbers and will hopefully save the box office from the previous lackluster weekends.

New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Poster Is Worthy Of A Place On Your Wall   A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth¹s dominant species.   Directed by Matt Reeves, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer.


Tintin 2 Likely Still On, According To Andy Serkis – Everything gets a sequel in today’s Hollywood. Not just horror movies or superhero tentpoles. Pacific Rim 2 is coming, only because that movie made money overseas. The animated Planes cranks out Fire and Rescue by keeping costs down. Where, then, is the planned follow up to 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin, the Steven Spielberg thriller that was supposed to pass the torch to Peter Jackson? 8 years 5 days ago via donnieyen

Q&A with Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and Matt Reeves from Apes screening – Screenings for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES have recently been done for members of the press and the like and advance word is that we are in for a hell of a film (you can check out a nifty video review here). The legendary Alamo Drafthouse also did a screening, and had actors Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, and director Matt Reeves on hand for a Q&A after the film. 8 years 5 days ago via donnieyen

Andy Serkis Talks ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Performance Capture; Is He Playing a Mo-Cap Role? When you’ve hired a person who is the best in the world at doing something, can you actually ask him not to do it? That’s the question raised with respect to Star Wars Episode VII.  In a new interview, actor Andy Serkis spoke about the use of motion- and performance-capture in J.J. Abrams‘ sequel.

Review: 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" is a daring and dazzling accomplishment Matt Reeves has made a huge jump forward as a filmmaker with the daring and dazzling 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,' and it also marks a breakthrough in realism for the ape cast, with Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell doing stand-out work.

Harrison Ford to Miss Eight Weeks of 'Star Wars' Filming

3:36 PM 6/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Harrison Ford
While the rest of us are doing backflips over J.J. Abrams' decision to heavily incorporate real sets rather than relying totally on CGI for Star Wars: Episode VII, Harrison Ford is laid up in a hospital bed, reportedly because the Millennium Falcon has a really heavy door.

New Poster For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes It's war! With horses!No, the new poster for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes does not mean that the latest franchise entry will be a big-budget, horse-powered remake of this segment from Stephen Colbert’s show. What it promises, in fact, is Andy Serkis’ Caesar and the rest of his ape family/troops taking their conflict with humanity to another level even as he tries to push for peace. Take a look at the new image, arriving courtesy of IGN. {New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes poster}Set a decade after the events in Rise, the world is a very different place.

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