|Rise of the Planet of the Apes|
|Writer||Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver|
|Starring||James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox|
|84th Academy Awards|
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction drama film directed by Rupert Wyatt, starring James Franco and Andy Serkis. It is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series, intended to act as a foundation with its own origin story for a new film series. Its premise is similar to the fourth film in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, but it is not a direct remake in that it does not fit into that series' continuity.
An origin story in the true sense of the word, Rise of the Plant of the Aples is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale -- a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind's hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.