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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Sequel Possibly Features Speaking Apes

December 21, 2011 08:25:54 GMT

Screenwriters Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa confirm they're working on the sequel right now and tease that Caesar and co. could have the ability to speak in the follow-up film.



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The sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" might feature apes which are able to talk. In a recent Q&A podcast with Jeff Goldsmith, screenwriters Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa hinted at a possibility to make Caesar and co. speak in the anticipated movie.

"We're working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, and so the excitement is - I'm not gonna tell you, but - are they gonna talk or not?" teased Silver. "Part of the challenge was how to get across what was happening between the apes without words. In the end I think it was a good challenge for us. It created better storytelling."

Director Rupert Wyatt will be back to helm "Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel". Andy Serkis, meanwhile, is set to reprise his role as apes leader Caesar. The sequel project is currently in the early stage and still hasn't got a release date.

Back in August, in an interview with Bleeding Cool, Wyatt dished on his plans for the upcoming sequel. "There's so much we could do...The ideas I've had are all sorts of things, ranging from Fill Metal Jacket with apes...," he said. "You could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes."

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" opened wide in the U.S. theaters on August 5. Serving as a prequel to 1968's film "Planet of the Apes", this movie revolves around Caesar, an intelligent chimp which starts a revolution that escalates into a war between humans and apes. The film grossed $479 million in worldwide ticket sale.

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posted by madmarx on Mar 07, 2012
During recent demolition of mulholland hwy bridge crossing over the 405 fwy in L.A., costumed apes were seen being filmed on the partially destroyed bridge. The area was evacuated for demolition at the time of filming. Possible Los Angeles story line?
posted by bghggg on Jan 20, 2012
omm= o my monkeys

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