The Planet Of The Apes movies have often jumped around the space/ time continuum, but writer Rick Jaffa, who penned the hugely popular franchise reboot, Rise Of The Planet of the Apes, insists the sequel won't involve any time-skipping shenanigans.
"I don't foresee that," he told Total Film
"But it's interesting you should ask that, because it's the one big element that we made a conscious decision not to explore in the first one, and we were worried that there might be some backlash in the science fiction community because of it.
"When the story first came together we were very, very excited, and yet before we pitched it, I thought, 'The one thing missing though is time travel. But it's not necessary for this particular telling.'"
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is set for a summer 2014 release, with Rise director Rupert Wyatt set to return, along with motion-capture go-to guy, Andy Serkis, who portrayed lead ape, Caesar. There's no sign, as yet, that lead James Franco will feature.
The new film will, according to the studio, "continue the story set forth in last year’s critical and commercial hit movie featuring simians that are given human intelligence and subsequently break out of their facility.
At the same time, a virus breaks out that causes the collapse of human society. The new project is taking the story to the next level, with the apes on the path to emerge as society’s new rulers.”
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