Image Gallery: Weta Brings Emotion & Drama to CG for ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
As the sole visual effects vendor on the final instalment of the prequel trilogy based on the 1968 science fiction classic ‘Planet of the Apes,’ Weta Digital is in the midst of a creative and technological renaissance.
Much like the rise of Caesar from being a laboratory experiment to the leader of genetically modified primates that go onto rule the world, Weta Digital has experienced a creative and technological renaissance as the sole vendor on the prequel trilogy based on the 1968 science fiction classic Planet of the Apes.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes required walking the fine line between an ape looking like an ape but also showing signs of leadership and human intelligence. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes introduced the idea of apes being able to speak in a believable manner. Moving beyond the creative and technical hurdles, the focus for War for the Planet of the Apes was on producing dramatic moments which in the end may lead to Oscar glory for the franchise that has been nominated for each installment.