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"Planet of the Apes" Prequel Considered

Posted: November 3rd, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Chud is reporting that 20th Century Fox has never considered making a direct sequel to Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes," but would still be interested in getting the franchise going again. This time, with a prequel, which would actually be a remake of the 1972 "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes."

The site goes on to describe the script, which is written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and called "Genesis: Apes." Here is how the new film will go:

"In this version Caesar is the result of a genetic scientist fooling around with the nature of things. When the baby monkey (Caesar) 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. 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.

You're on Caesar's side, understanding where this poor outcast is coming from. But then the script gets really ballsy and, just like in 'Conquest,' Caesar begins a campaign to unite the apes and overthrow human society. And his plan isn't a Martin Luther King Jr series of marches, speeches and sit ins - Caesar and his apes take to the streets violently.
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Whether a movie like this can do well is anyone's guess. And for now, all we can do is guess, since Fox has been sitting on the "Genesis: Apes" script for a year and will likely keep sitting on it forever.

Would you be interested in a "Planet of the Apes" prequel?

Source: Chud


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yoasche writes:
on November 3rd, 2008 at 2:49:29 PM

f*ck yeah i would
vaodsi writes:
on November 3rd, 2008 at 2:57:27 PM

don't get me wrong... i LOVE tim burton.... but planet of the apes remake was complete sh!t. It was beyond BAD!!!!!! this wan't really all of burton's fault because he was placed into it when it had allready started and he was just hired to try to patch together the loose ends. Helena bonham carter was cool (OF COURSE!) but the movie still sucked major BLANK! wow... i'm actually passionate about this. i need a life! so yes... i would love to see a planet of the apes prequel IF it wasn't anything like the most recent atrocity..... also.. the story is silly.... which could be a major strong point if in the right hands. this could be fun, scary, and intriguing.... OR... it could be lame, self serious, brooding, and cheeezy (and not cheeezy in a good way!)
LonnyManCan writes:
on November 3rd, 2008 at 3:46:54 PM

I love the original .. it was really good .. I also enjoyed the remake .. so, I'm wanting this prequel to come out
i3u7n5 writes:
on November 3rd, 2008 at 11:26:43 PM

Did we say we needed to say with the first remake of PotA? Which, if you'll recall, sucked...
tucsonkid writes:
on November 5th, 2008 at 12:00:41 PM

I would love to see a prequel, the remake was better then the original

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