Ever since it went into development as CAESAR (with the estimable Scott Frank writing), I was cautiously optimistic about Fox's second attempt in a decade to restart the PLANET OF THE APES franchise. I loved the series growing up, but it's such tricky material. And I had zero faith in the studio's current regime to do it justice. The first trailer was... good. Nothing revelatory (and maybe some goofy line readings from James Franco), but... good. This new trailer? They fucking nailed it.
In case you missed it, go back and look at the 1.58 mark. That's it. That's PLANET OF THE APES. That's the motherfucking movie I want to see.
Rupert Wyatt's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters on August 5th. Please don't suck.