|PLANET OF THE APES depicts an upside-down world a brutal, primal place where apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates. The sudden appearance of one man, alien to the present order and unaffected by its oppression, serves as a challenge to the status quo and a catalyst for revolutionary social change. This film, unlike the original, does not take place on Earth; its many surprises lie elsewhere. |
Were definitely not in Kansas anymore, declares screenwriter William Broyles, Jr. (Foxs Cast Away and Oscar-nominated for co-writing Apollo 13), who credits the 1968 film as an extraordinarily original movie. Broyles says, the new film presents a sense of possibility and adventure. It speaks to the value of following your heart, of putting yourself on the line for whats important.
Broyles adds that PLANET OF THE APES makes us look at people who we think are across some deep divide be it cultural, racial, intellectual, national or religious and then look at those people in a different way. More info