Rise Of The Apes first image

James Franco gets techy

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James Franco is everywhere at the moment – including in the first image released from upcoming Planet Of The Apes prequel Rise Of The Apes.

Donning savvy, techy headgear, Franco is here shown busily working away in his lab, where we presume he’s carrying out his experiments in search of a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Which is the launchpad for the prequel’s plot, in which Franco’s scientific experiments lead to the creation of a super-smart sentient ape (played by Andy Serkis).

With its clean, unfussy trappings, this first look at Rise is certainly enticing, if nothing completely earth-shattering. Expect more ape-oriented imagery to crop up as the film’s release crawls closer.

Franco, lest we forget, is set to host the Oscars this Sunday alongside Anne Hathaway. He’s also up for a Best Actor gong for his performance in 127 Hours.

Rise Of The Apes opens 25 November.

Rise? Or rubbish? What do you think of this first look at the prequel?Sound off below...


    • Hadouken76

      Feb 25th 2011, 8:53

      Ive always been a sucker for prequels, I like to know how things got to where they are,as long as they are worth watching like Batman Begins ..(but not Phantom Menace). ...And how did this child-labour endorsing corporate doosh get pass security??

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 26th 2011, 21:18

      The Escapist was a good movie, but can the director handle a big project like this ?

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