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Video: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Fascinating behind the scenes featurette on the some of special effects in the new hit film Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Those folks at WETA sure are masters at what they do!

RISE OF THE APES Wins Weekend at the Box Office!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Rise of the Apes is on track to take $50 million in its opening weekend.  Earnings which will easily grant it the number one spot at the box office, well ahead of  The Smurfs ($18 million) and Cowboys and Aliens ($15 million).    Has a new Planet of the Apes franchise been born?  We give that question an affirmative ape howl!  The coming decade shall be full of talking, CGI apes.

Video: International Trailer for RISE OF THE APES

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2011 by ghostradioworld

These trailers are slowly winning us over.  Especially this latest international one.  Of course, as massive fans of the Planet of the Apes franchise, it wasn’t the hardest thing to do.

Video: Rise of the Apes!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by ghostradioworld

The first half of the trailer is too Franco-phony.  But the end finally gets apetastic.  We’re quite skeptical about this film, but we’re warming … a bit.

New PLANET OF THE APES Illustrated Novel!

Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by ghostradioworld

BLAM! Ventures recently snagged the licensing rights to the original Planet of the Apes films.  And what do you do when you get the rights to one of best franchises in history?  You create cool stuff for the fans.  The first cool thing they’re creating is an illustrated novel called Conspiracy of the Apes.  Set during the action of the first film, this novel follows the adventures of the astronaut Landon.  Don’t remember Landon?  That’s him bellow.

Yup, he’s the dude that got lobotomized by the apes.  He’s also the one who championed heroism and patriotism, making Taylor (Heston) laugh and laugh.

So his story should present a wonderful counter-narrative to POTA.  Yup, you read that right.  We rocked the term “counter-narrative”.  And we’re not about to apologize for it.   POTA gets us talking all smart-like.  We get all metaphorical and allegorical.  Dig it.

For more information on the book click here.

PLANET OF THE APES Prequel On the Fast Track Again!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2010 by ghostradioworld

According to Variety,  20th Century Fox has given their new Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Apes a release date.  They claim the film will hit theatres June 24, 2011.

Rupert Wyatt is attached as director and Peter Jackson’s effects house WETA Digital will create CGI “photoreal apes” for the film.

This is how Variety describes the story:

“Rise of the Apes,” set in present-day San Francisco, is a cautionary tale about experiments with genetic engineering. In the movie, those experiments lead to the development of intelligence in apes, and the onset of a war for supremacy.

This project looked dead a few times, but it seems once again to have firm studio backing.  Color us skeptical of the whole thing.  But we can’t help but getting a little excited about a new Apes film.

PLANET OF THE APES Prequel Lands Director

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by ghostradioworld

According to Deadline New York, Rupert Wyatt has jumped on board the on-again-off-again Planet of the Apes prequel as director.  Though the project, from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, still doesn’t have a start date.

Wyatt’s last film was the BAFTA winning prison break drama, The Escapist.

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