20th Century Fox have unveiled this new UK poster for Rupert Wyatt’s (The Escapist) highly-anticipated sci-fi drama flick ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ showcasing the stunning lifelike visual effects from WETA Digital. My enthusiasm has been steadily rising for this film. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ arrives in cinemas August 5th in the US and August 11th in the UK. The film stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Tom Felton, Tyler Labine, Brian Cox and Andy Serkis portraying a super intelligent ape with motion capture.

An origin story in the true sense of the word, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 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. Oscar(R)-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for “Avatar” – will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.