Sep 2 2010

First “Rise of the Apes” Photo…Kinda.

I already wasted time and web space making fun of the (sigh) Planet of the Apes prequel back in May, so let’s just get to the goods, shall we?  This is either the first photo from the set of Rise of the Apes, or some strange guy in a bodysuit following James Franco and his girlfriend home.

Decide for yourself in our comment section below.

via CHUD

May 25 2010

When the Apes Take Over We Can Blame James Franco

James Franco, winning the Judd Apatow award for highness.

If you thought not one, but two prequels to Alien were a wee bit unnecessary, does Hollywood have news for you!

James Franco has signed on to play a scientist who creates a group of hyper intelligent chimps that will later take over the world leading to…are you ready for this…Planet of The Apes!  Gasp!  Wait…the hell?

Yes, a prequel to 1968’s Planet of the Apes may be, by all accounts, the most pointless prequel to come from Hollywood in a very long time.  And the casting of James Franco as a monkey scientist?  Yeah, I don’t know where they come up with these things either.  This is proof that Hollywood relies a bit more on the 14-year-old girl crowd than the still-living-in-my parents-basement male crowd.

I’m sorry, but let me just say this one more time so we’re all on the same page here: Remember those crazy apes in Planet of the Apes?  Dr. James Franco made them.

via CHUD/Variety