First Look: WETA Builds a Creepy Monkey for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Here’s a fun April Fool’s Day prank you can pull (that will be even more effective now that it’s not April Fool’s Day). Take this four-second-long clip that showcases an ape from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (and, yes, I know I called it a monkey in the headline, and I know they’re vastly different species), and tell your friend that it’s a real ape filmed in a zoo.

I’d bet money that a solid amount of people would buy that it’s real. That solid amount will probably let loose some pant juices because of it.

That’s how scary WETA is. Take a look at this CGI, and think in the back of your mind about the original films and the apes from Tim Burton’s go at it.


There’s a human soul inside there.

Sort of makes you think next time you cut into your ape steak, doesn’t it?

As a huge fan of the original films, my skepticism is still healthy, but now it’s shifted from how things will look to whether or not James Franco will sleepwalk his way through this one.

What do you think?

Source: ComingSoon

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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