RISE OF THE APES Retitled With Extra Prepositional Phrase

Twentieth Century Fox’s prequel/reboot of the Planet Of The Apes franchise, Rise Of The Apes, has undergone a slight title change. As of now, the movie will be known as Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. While some may find the addition of the classic prepositional phrase makes the title a bit cumbersome, as a long time Planet Of The Apes I think that it works just perfectly.

Most people will get their first taste of the title next weekend, when the film’s first teaser trailer is expected to debut.

This isn’t the first time that the film has undergone a name change. It was originally developed by Fox under the title Ceasar, the name of the ape who lead the revolt against the apes’ human slavers in the fourth installment of the original series Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes. The name was later changed to Ceasar: Rise Of The Apes and then shortened slightly to just Rise Of The Apes.

The film stars James Franco, John Lithgow, Don Cheadle, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox and Andy Serkis.

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