20th Century Fox has set June 24, 2011 as the release date for PLANET OF THE APES prequel, RISE OF THE APES, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER . Weta Digital is creating CG apes for the picture.
Rupert Wyatt (THE ESCAPIST) is helming. Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa penned the script and will produce alongside Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark.
Set in San Francisco, the film deals with man's genetic experiments on apes, which lead to a new bread of talking apes.