Lithgow and Pinto will witness the ‘Rise of the Apes’

Planet of the Apes is one of those films just about every sci-fi fan is in love with.  Personally I loved the entire series, but my favorite of the 5 film franchise was Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.  So when Fox announced they were remaking that and calling it Caesar (the main character) I was ecstatic.  Fast forward about 5 years later and this film is finally getting into full swing with a new name and a very new plot.

As proof that things are finally getting in gear on this film Fox has announced that John Lithgow and Freida Pinto have been signed on to be in the upcoming film, now called Rise of the Apes.  Rupert Wyatt is taking the helm on this one and prequel centers around a scientist who is searching for cure to Alzheimer’s.

He begins testing the cure on an ape named Caesar (good to see they are keeping some things).  In the end the scientist tries to take Caesar home to protect him and keep him safe from others.  But we all know how this ends. Caesar becomes more sentient and leads a revolt against the humans, which results in the Planet of the Apes.

If only the PotA remake had been as cool as their posters…

Lithgow is set to play the scientist’s father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and Pinto is going be playing the lead female role in this film who is a primatologist.  While I’m not terribly excited about the massive changes they’re making from the original, I’m still eager to see how this will work out.  Let’s face it we need another Apes film to erase the memories of the last remake from our minds.