The original Planet of the Apes is an all-time classic, but the beloved movie wasn’t the first crack at bringing Pierre Boulle’s work to the big screen. Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling wrote an early draft for the screenplay, featuring tons of moments that never made it into the final film. And now, his story is…
There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2018, but there’s also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here are the biggest science fiction, fantasy, and genre movie milestones happening in 2018. (You should probably be prepared to feel old.)
There’s no confusing Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier with a Telltale-style adventure game. There is no exploration, no dialogue trees or puzzles to solve. It’s a three-hour movie peppered with simple A or B choices that influence how events play out. It’s about as basic as interactive fiction gets.
Few movies lend themselves to as broad a visual representation as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. There’s the monolith, the characters, the costumes, the cosmos, and so much more to draw from. In this new poster, though, artist Matthew Woodson truly grounds the space drama in a surprising way.
Matt Reeves’ latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes, is something of an anomaly. On the surface, it’s a big-budget summer blockbuster. But when you actually watch it, it feels much more like a poignant, bleak movie with Oscar potential. And now, its studio is going to push it as the latter.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the latest plastic behemoths that are going to drain away all your spare change. This week, there’s a Justice League blowout, including our best look yet at the movie’s ferocious villain. Plus, a truly fabulous Magneto figure, and the world’s most impractical Thor…
The Planet of the Apes prequels did much to explain how humans lost their status as the dominant species on the planet—a cataclysmic set of events fueled by a global pandemic known as the “Simian Flu.” This virus, the product of a medical experiment gone horribly wrong, wiped out the vast majority of humans, but it…
It’s not all that uncommon for creators to say that a fictional persona felt like a member of their family. But leaving Christmas presents under the tree for someone who doesn’t exist—like Planet of the Apes writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa did for trilogy lead character Caesar—is going the extra mile.
War for the Planet of the Apes is being positioned as the end of a trilogy of Planet of the Apes prequels leading into the 1968 original. This is especially true because director Matt Reeves has already committed to another franchise. But, that doesn’t mean he thinks the story is over.
It’s been six years since Rise of the Planet of the Apes started the whole Planet of the Apes prequel world. And a lot has happened in that time, especially since there’s a fair bit of time-jumping between each of the movies. If you, like me, can only vaguely remember how we got from Rise to War, then this is the…
It’s always the same with blockbuster movie marketing these days—the closer you get to release, the more and more footage comes out to the point you could piece together everything chronologically and come away with a huge chunk of the actual movie. Sometimes the studios themselves do it for you in the form of…
When War for the Planet of the Apes ended, I was unable to move. Glued to my seat, I sat dumbfounded at the achievement I’d just witnessed: an exquisitely filmed, emotionally stunning film that challenges what a big-budget, summer blockbuster is supposed to be. And it’s about a planet of apes.
As its title implies, Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes will finally see the franchise’s superintelligent primates waging all-out war on their human oppressors. In the first official clip for the movie, though, we see Caesar (Andy Serkis) choosing to take pity on a defenseless human. Chump.
In Tim Burtons’ B-movie spoof Mars Attacks!, aliens invade Earth after a series of made-up cultural misunderstandings. However, what if they had waited a thousand years to make First Contact? Well, you’d probably get a decapitated Cornelius.
Everyone’s angry at everyone else in the last War for the Planet of the Apes trailer, which makes sense, as the excellent prequel trilogy has always been building up to one final battle for the fate of human and simian kind. By the looks of it, it’s going to be one hell of a fight.
War for the Planet of the Apes is a movie that is very aware that the story it’s telling is the creation myth of 1968's Planet of the Apes. And in this new trailer, multiple elements are propelling the story toward the human-ape confrontation that we know leads to a Planet of Apes.
Timeline-wise, it doesn’t make a ton of sense. But for fans, it’s pretty cool.
The main difference between the original Planet of the Apes series and the latest reboot is whose journey we take. In the first two films, the focus was on whatever human was nearby, and then shifted to time-traveling primates. The Tim Burton reboot zeroed in on Marky Mark. This time around, Planet of the Apes has…
And, given the title of the movie, it’s probably safe to assume that things are not going to end peacefully.
We got super psyched when we heard that the Green Lantern Corps was heading to the Planet of the Apes for its latest crossover comic series. Now, we’re getting a look at the star of the show: Cornelius, the coolest ape around.