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With the currently-in-development reboot "Caesar" on the way, this is a complete guide to the world of the Planet of the Apes, both past and present. Go Ape!
Welcome to the Planet of the Apes
Welcome to the Planet of the Apes
TOP STORY: Planet of the Apes was my Star Wars.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, I lived for POTA, impatiently waiting for each new sequel, excited when they started airing on CBS, blown away by the "Go Ape" campaign in which we had the opportunity to go to an Apes festival of all five films, optimistically waited for and watched Tim Burton's 2001 remake and now find my excitement building again with Rise of the Apes, using a remake of the fourth film in the series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, as a launching off point for a new reimagination of the whole thing) is now in production. All of this, of course, has resulted in the creation of this site, which is actually something I've wanted to do ever since I co-wrote the 2001 history of the saga, Planet of the Apes Revisited, with Joe Russo and Larry Landsman. On the one hand it's amazing to be talking about POTA 42 years from the release of the original, but on the other it's never really left my imagination. Now everybody Go Ape! -- Edward Gross

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Deadline broke the news that Andy Serkis has been signed to reprise the role of Caesar in the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and now Clevver Movies has a video report on the subject.
EdGross - 11/4/2011

The folks at are offering up this very cool retro-style movie poster for Rise of the Planet of the Apes that looks like it could have been created at the time of the original film series' release in the 1970s.
EdGross - 6/13/2011

Fox has released the full trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is highlighted by extremely effective ape creations by WETA Digital and the promise of a genuinely unique rebooting of a classic scifi film franchise.
EdGross - 4/14/2011

The behind the scenes look at Rise of the Planet of the Apes provided by WETA Digital and 20th Century Fox is still be replayed on a loop. Check it out.
EdGross - 4/14/2011

A bold new vision of the acclaimed sci-fi classic debuts this April as BOOM! Studios brings you an all-new, all-original ongoing PLANET OF THE APES comic series!
EdGross - 4/14/2011

It's quite possible that actor Tom Felton is moving from one mega-franchise (in the form of Harry Potter) to another as he co-stars in next summer's Caesar: Rise of the Apes. In this exclusive interview, the actor talks about his time on the set of this Rupert Wyatt-directed reboot of Planet of the Apes.
EdGross - 9/11/2010

While talking to journalists at the Creative Arts Emmys, actor John Lithgow briefly mentioned his co-starring stint in Caesar: Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 8/30/2010 has scored a pair of photos taken on the San Francisco location for Caesar: Rise of the Apes, the reboot/prequel/remake that hopes to relaunch the Planet of the Apes series.
EdGross - 8/30/2010

John Lithgow, co-star of Caesar: Rise of the Apes, was interviewed at the Emmys just before winning for his portrayal of Trinity on season four of Dexter.
EdGross - 8/30/2010

In a recent interview, actor Tom Felton was asked about the final two-part Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows, as well as Caesar: Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 8/20/2010

Impossibly Funky has posted a SPOILER-FILLED script review of Caesar: Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 8/1/2010

The cameras continue to roll on Caesar: Rise of the Apes and thanks to Faded Youth we have seven more images from the set of the film.
EdGross - 7/29/2010

A series of images from the set of Caesar: Rise of the Apes have been posted online, with gathering them together. The images showcase Freida Pinto and James Franco (obviously romantically involved in the film) with Andy Serkis wearing his Caesar motion-capture suit.
EdGross - 7/28/2010

Access Hollywood has conducted an interview with Draco Malfoy himself, Tom Felton, in which he discusses Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and, briefly, his role in Caesar: Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 7/27/2010

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) is filming Rise of the Apes in Vancouver, and justjaredjr has taken images of him out and about in the city.
EdGross - 7/22/2010

In an interview with the Daily Star, actor Brian Cox talked briefly about his role of Stephen Jacobs, the cruel owner of an ape sanctuary, in Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 7/21/2010

Vancouver photographer Tamea Burd took some pics of James Franco while filming Rise of the Apes in Vancouver.
EdGross - 7/16/2010

Having done everything he can to torture Harry Potter and his friends in the long-running film series, actor Tom Felton is turning his attention to intelligent apes in Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 7/16/2010

According to Bloody Disgusting, actor David Oyelowo (who starred in The Last King of Scotland) has been offered a role in Rise of the Apes.
EdGross - 7/15/2010

In this collection of images, Freida Pinto arrives in Vancouver for a meeting on Rise of the Apes, then, once filming began, was photographed while checking out the local sites.
EdGross - 7/14/2010