May 24, 2010

James Franco "Apes" Action?

James Franco, who started out on Freaks and Geeks and then became the foe of Spider Man, is now set to become an Ape?

Word in Hollywood is that Franco, who many compare to James Dean, will instead be following in the footsteps of movie great Charlton Heston, and starring in a new prequel to Planet of the Apes. The new movie was being developed at Fox for years now, but the movie studio only recently announced the project officially, along with an official director and a release date of June 24th, 2011 for the movie.

James Franco: "Apes" Sequel?

2oth Century Fox's new installment of the Planet of The Apes franchise - which is being directed by Rupert Wyatt - is moving ahead at full steam. The film, Rise of the Apes, has now snagged a lead: Spider-Man star James Franco. The Rise of The Apes role comes in addition to the various other projects that Franco has lined up in recent months. Rise of the Apes is set in modern day (or at the very least, the near future) and it shows how the apes came to dominate the planet as seen in the original 1968 film and its sequels (we'll forget the remake).

James Franco: "Apes" Sequel?

Posted at May 24, 2010 3:19 AM