Adorable primate or your future master?

Oscar-winning documentarian James Marsh has a new movie coming out this summer that takes a look at yet another icon of the 70s. Man on Wire was a crazy, tightrope-walking Frenchman and Project Nim is a crazy, sign language-learning chimpanzee. Clearly, Marsh has a type.

Nim digs into the science of the world famous experiment that first set out to bridge the gap between the two species, and from the trailer, it looks like it will unearth heartwarming and unpleasant aspects alike.

Check it out for yourself:

Breastfeeding. An. Ape.

It was the 70s!

Marsh has proven himself to be an insanely capable storyteller through the documentary process, and this looks to be more of the same caliber. Hopefully, it will lead the charge for a Grape Ape documentary.

Otherwise, it looks like it will stand as a stirring commentary on science, language, and humanity.

Project Nim hits theaters July 8th, almost a full month before Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Would you go see it?

Source: Apple

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