‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequel?

Over at the Chud website, they describe the script, which is written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and called "Genesis: Apes." Here is how the new film will go:

"In this version Caesar is the result of a genetic scientist fooling around with the nature of things. When the baby monkey (Caesar) exhibits intelligence and the ability to talk, he takes the cuddly thing home to his wife, who is unable to bear children. Things go surprisingly well for a number of years until Caesar grows up and sees mommy getting attacked. The dutiful son steps in and accidentally kills the attacker.

Here’s where it takes off. Caesar ends up in custody at an Ape Conservatory where he and the other apes are abused mercilessly. Caesar finds himself a primate without a world – he’s as smart as humans but will never be one of them (and is in fact tortured by them) and he’s initially rejected by his monkey brethren.

You’re on Caesar’s side, understanding where this poor outcast is coming from. But then the script gets really ballsy and, just like in ‘Conquest,’ Caesar begins a campaign to unite the apes and overthrow human society. And his plan isn’t a Martin Luther King Jr series of marches, speeches and sit ins – Caesar and his apes take to the streets violently."

Whether a movie like this can do well is anyone’s guess. And for now, all we can do is guess, since Fox has been sitting on the "Genesis: Apes" script for well over a year now and it seems they will likely keep sitting on it forever at this point.

Are you interested in a "Planet of the Apes" prequel?


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