The apes are rising in the latest trailer for the prequel to the 60s classic, Planet Of The Apes. This new footage from the summer blockbuster reveals a little more on how the simians go from their cages to world domination...
When James Franco's doctor Will Rodman invents 'the cure' for all brain diseases, he's told to test it on monkeys straight away.
But not only does the drug fix the brain, it accelerates the evolution of the mind, giving the test monkey, Caeser, human intelligence by the time he's an adult.
Special effects-house Weta Digital, famed for their ground-breaking work on The Lord Of The Rings and Avatar, have mastered the art of photo-realistic, CGI apes, superceding the costumed actor for the first time in the Planet Of The Apes franchise's long history.
Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto is the scientist helping Franco's Will Rodman figure out how to develop 'the cure', while, Andy Serkis, he of Gollum fame, provides the heart, soul and motion-capture movements for Caesar, the ape whose brain super-sizes overnight.
And what does a bored 300lb ape think about? Taking over the world, clearly...
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is in cinemas on Friday 12th August 2011.