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    Andy Serkis And 'Apes' Director Rupert Wyatt Want To Make Performance-Capture Take On 'Animal Farm'

    We're about a month from release, and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is still perhaps the biggest question mark of the summer. It's got a high-caliber cast, led by freshly-minted Oscar nominee James Franco and performance capture pioneer Andy Serkis as lead ape Caesar, a promising director, in Rupert Wyatt, who debuted with the little-seen-but-superb "The Escapist," and a script more effective than most tentpole flicks. But at the same time, we haven't really been feeling the trailers to date (the last was the best of them), the "Deep Blue Sea"-esque premise could risk looking silly, and the shunting of release dates (summer, then November,...

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    Watch: Jamie Bell IS Tilda Swinton In First Trailer For 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

    One of the biggest question marks of the year has been Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin." The director's coming off the worst film of his career, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and tackling a comic book that few in the U.S. have heard of, in the performance capture...

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    Nifty Teaser Posters Debut For Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

    First Trailer To Arrive Tomorrow MorningFor one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, at least everywhere except the U.S, word's been strangely quiet on "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." Uniting blockbuster giants Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson for the first time (the former's directing, the latter producing), on an adaptation of the massively successful graphic novel series about a Belgian boy detective, his dog Snowy, his best friend, a drunken sea captain, and the adventures they go on, we had a glimpse of a handful of images before Christmas, but little since then. We guess because the film's being re...

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    Indecisive Ape Spotlighted In Riveting New Photo From 'Rise Of The Planet of The Apes'

    And that indecisive ape would be Caesar, as performance-captured by Andy Serkis, in this brand new shot from "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." Caesar appears to be having a hard time deciding whether he wants his beverage to taste great, or to be less filling. He could just ask a human but - oh, cra...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Has Distinct Whiff Of 'The Happening'

    The value of a home-grown franchise for a big studio can't be undervalued, and since they adapted Pierre Boule's novel "La plan├Ęte des singes" into 1968's "Planet of the Apes," it's become one of 20th Century Fox's key properties, spawning five additional movies, and two separate TV series. But the monkey-heaviest sci-fi series around isn't what it once was, and 2001's Tim Burton 're-imagining' failed to successfully re-launch the franchise, due to being really, really terrible. But you can't keep a good merchandising opportunity down, and the studio have gone back to the well, with the talents of Andy Serkis, James Franco and effects geniuse...

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    'Rise Of The Apes' Becomes 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    This Summer, You Will Believe A Planet Can RiseThose damn dirty apes at Fox can't stop monkeying around with the next film in the "Planet of the Apes" series. First, they went ahead and offered it to every major director only to be turned down. Then they ordered multiple rewrites despite already having a release date. Finally, they declared June 24th to be the day audiences would see "Cesar," though they had already changed the name to "Rise Of The Apes." Then, of course, they bumped the film to Thanksgiving to allow for more time to finish the special effects. Then, at some point, they must have replaced the special effects guys with wizards...

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    Andy Serkis & Ian McKellen Are Officially Back For 'The Hobbit'

    Christopher Lee & Ian Holm Set To ReturnOne more highly touted name expected to return for "The Hobbit" has been confirmed. Deadline reports that mo-cap expert Andy Serkis has officially signed on and will be back in the role of Gollum. Update: THR says Sir Ian McKellen is officially in too to repri...

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    Elijah Wood To Return For 'The Hobbit'?

    Oh Yeah, Warner Bros. Is Going To Pay For & Distribute 'The Hobbit' Everywhere TooIn not so shocking news, MGM has a bit of cash crunch, thus the idea of them distributing or even somehow paying for "The Hobbit" was kind of hilarious.

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    First Look: Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn'

    Mondays are usually fairly slow news days, but Empire have landed a doozy of an exclusive to start the week off: our first glimpse of one of the most anticipated blockbusters of next year, and the first collaboration between the two biggest directors in the world that aren't called James Cameron. The cover of the latest issue of the always must-read movie magazine, which is out later in the week, has a first look at "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn," the motion-capture adaptation of the popular comic book series by Belgian creator Herge, as directed by Steven Spielberg in his first venture into animation, and produced by ...

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