Planet of the Apes reboot set for 2011 release...

Apes 1968 BGHollywood likes to get all upset when websites claim they have zero original ideas left in their brains.

But then one of the many production companies out there announce a shit bag idea like this one, and forever cement any criticism aimed their way.

Folks... prepare yourselves for a reboot to Planet of the Apes.

Rise of the Apes, a prequel/reboot of the science fiction classic (as well as the steaming pile of rubber monkey shit the planet-of-the-apes_lTim Burton version was)Planet of the Apes has been announced for a June of 2011 release by 20th Century Fox.  Directed by Rupert Wyatt, the film is intended to reintroduce the popular 70's sci-fi series of films depicting a world conquered by super smart apes to a 21st century audience. 

According to the official plot synopsis released by Fox late last week:

RISE OF THE APES (tentative title) is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction /science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

apes-trioNo word yet as who is going to star in this flick, but Fox has confirmed that this time around the legions of conquering monkey armies will be computer generated (like the giant blue cat people from Avatar the whole world fell in love with last year) as opposed to the faux fur and latex all the previous incarnations had.

Between you and I folks... I am torn like Natalie Imbruglia on this one...

Part of me is rather intrigued by a reboot of the franchise (while noting that it is hardly an original idea, I will concede that it is not an all out bad idea and that- with the write script, actors, and director- this might actually end up being a good movie).  Hell, it was a god idea when Charlton Hesston first tackled it back in the day, and it ape2STOCK0704_468x313was still a good idea when Marky Mark did his damndest to make his version unwatchable.  And while I acknowledge that there might be enough left to this story that another shot at a proper retelling of the story might be worthwhile, there is a part of me would rather someone came up with something we have never seen before.   

Either way, we are going to keep an eye on this one.


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