20th Century Fox have scheduled a US Memorial Day 2014 release for the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" sequel, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".
Filmed in Vancouver, the 2011 release "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", budgeted at $93 million, earned an estimated box office gross of $481,800,873 worldwide :
"...'Will Rodman' (James Franco) is a scientist at biotechnology company 'Gen-Sys' who has been trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease and is testing a new gene therapy drug on chimpanzees. The drug, a modified virus, mutates the chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence.
" A female chimp who believes her baby is being threatened goes on a rampage and is shot by security guards. Will's boss 'Steven Jacobs' (David Oyelowo) subsequently orders chimp handler 'Robert Franklin' (Tyler Labine) to euthanize the remaining test chimpanzees. Franklin cannot bring himself to kill the baby chimp and instead gives him to Will, who takes him home to raise.
Will's father 'Charles' (John Lithgow), who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, names the baby chimp 'Caesar'. Caesar (Andy Serkis) has inherited his mother's high intelligence and develops quickly..."
Rupert Wyatt, who directed "Rise" will return to direct "Dawn", from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Returning producers include Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
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