Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My broadcast spot for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Here is a broadcast spot for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" I cut at In Sync that went to finish...meaning that it was ultimately approved by the studio and officially used in the marketing. The direction 20th Century Fox wanted was to portray the characters of Will (James Franco) and Caesar (Andy Serkis) as equals, trying to escape and survive against unknown forces working against them. A bit of a take on the Matthew Broderick 1987 movie, "Project X".

Interesting point: as I began to reacquaint myself with the story of that film (just to post here the exact year of it's release) I wondered how much influence it actually had on "Rise". Inspired by or not, the new "Apes" still ranks as one of the best films of this year!


At November 28, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Anonymous Simon said...

Project X was excellent -- but a better parallel might be how much the docu "Project Nim" was an influence on Rise. Very similar "plot" points: a baby chimp taken from his mother shortly after birth and raised in a human household until near-adulthood; after he attacks a human, he is sent off to a cage in a primate facility where he is treated badly by other apes.


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