Yesterday the team at WETA gave a great online interview where they discussed the creation of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. They also brought on Andy Serkis to discuss the direction of bringing the character of Caesar to life. For any doubters of the movie (me included), this discussion really made the movie sound way above the Tim Burton/Marky Mark remake a few years ago.
Then this morning we got our first trailer for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. Now my interest in the movie is peaked even more.
This is the perfect set up for a science fiction story. Something that is supposed to save humanity goes terribly wrong and sets about our destruction.
One of the things that I loved from the teaser (and this remains to be seen for the whole movie) is that the amazing effects from WETA did not take center stage. It is the story that drives this teaser and the visuals simply support it. That was a great move.
What say you?