August 14, 2011

Plans For Apes Sequels "Rise"



With Rise of the Planet of Apes apparently being the number one movie for the second week in a roll, thoughts are turning toward a sequel. Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver stated they wanted this to be a stand-alone movie, but with ideas for followups. When talking to Entertainment Weekly, Silver said...

"We definitely have ideas for where the sequel - plural, where the sequels - would take us.When we started this, we knew that this movie would stand on its own, and we designed it that way. But if it didn't stand on its own, we pictured a trilogy that would start with this movie."


When talking to Bleeding Cool, director Rupert Wyatt said he had some ideas as well...


“There’s so much we could do… The ideas I’ve had are all sorts of things, ranging from Full Metal Jacket with apes… you could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story. Or how apes are taking over cities, and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them. Spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans and humans maybe existing underground, because that’s a way they can avoid the virus, coming up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that’s what dehumanizes them.”


I have not seen the movie, but have heard a lot of good things about it.  From what I've seen I like and wouldn't mind them going on as long as the stories are good.


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