Trailer arrives for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
April 15th, 2011
09:44 AM ET

Trailer arrives for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

The trailer for the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” has been released, and we're curious if we're the only ones pleasantly surprised by it.

James Franco stars as scientist Will Rodman in the "Planet of the Apes" prequel, and as the camera pans down a desolate hallway filled with flickering lights, the inescapable actor tells us that they’ve discovered a drug that “allows the brain to repair itself.”

But the drug does more than that - it also “radically increases brain function” and improves intelligence, perhaps a little too well. And then, after we see all the medical testing that Rodman's been doing on his ape friends...well, we bet you can guess what happens.

“Slumdog Millionaire’s” Freida Pinto portrays Caroline, who appears to be the voice of reason as she warns Franco's Rodman against trying to change too much.

"Lord of the Rings" actor Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, and "Harry Potter's" Tom Felton also star in the vehicle, which swings into theaters on August 5. Does the trailer entice you to see it?

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  1. My2Cents

    I am a flamin fairy and I love trollin these CNN blogs for gayboyz! I just wanna find a nice young nubile man willing to take my mini-dong in da pooper! Let's partee down and get pumpin!!

    April 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Peace

    I also heard there's gonna be a remake of The 3 Stooges. Curious about that, too.

    April 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kim

    Was I the only one who watched the last movie thinking Mark Wahlberg could have been better cast as one of the apes?

    April 16, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ape Watcher

    DAMN! Isnt there any new ideas in Hollywood? Seems every movie they make has to have a million sequels. Gets tiring after awhile. Besides who wants to sit thru 2 1/2 hrs of monkeys chasing each other? Geez...if I want that all I have to do is go down the street and watch them walking around....Enough is enough already.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. My2Cents


    April 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CNN SUX


    April 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Superhiro

    Well this movie sounds awful. Also, just wow @ these comments.

    April 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. My2Cents

    Obviously my 2 cents won't matter here. I'll just shake my head ! So sad, too bad.

    April 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

    yeah ! buncha cooons !

    April 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |

    ME TOO EVEL ! THEM DANG APES IS A TAKIN OVER ! at least we aint got none in our trailer park here yet. just a buncha maangey lookin dogs. no apes yet but we is on the lookout !

    April 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Evel Knievel

    I remember when Obama was inaugurated and I turned on the TV and thought it was a rerun of that Planet of the Apes movie where the apes take over Washington.

    April 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NANSY

    Which trailer park do you live in Billy Ray ? We might be naybors.

    April 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. NANSY

    anyone here got their foodstamps yet ? mine is late ! I got 4 hungry childrens to feed. They is tired of makaroney and cheese.

    April 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |

    Hee hee. I just thought of sumthin. I drive a tractor trailer truck and we also live in a trailer. I gotta member to tell Darlene that ! She ll laff so hard buttermilk will come outa her nose i bet !

    April 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |

    Me and Darlene is saving up to get us a doublewide trailer ! Them thangs are nice ! Here in Georga you can get one fer almost nuthin if you are on the welfare.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. missippi

    Here is Missippi us fellers know to always ask out the trailer park girls on friday nights. You know if they live in a trailer they is probably fun ! YEEEEEEHAW !

    April 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. missippi

    Why do they always keep talking about trailers and mobile homes on this site. Somefolks just cant afford houses. That doesnt mean they also have lots of tattoos amd are married to their cousin.. . . oh wait. . . . yeah, i guess it does !

    April 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Head Diva In Charge

    Hollywood you suck!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dr. Zira

    Deja vu! Haven't we done this before?

    April 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  20. Rick

    The road already traveled, sigh. The 70's movies were so much better even if the budgets were tiny in comparison. Its all about actors and script, not CGI.

    April 15, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  21. Mike

    I like how this version isn't warning us of nuclear war, but of our dependance on drug companies. Maybe Franco will be shown an HMO statement at the climax.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |

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