While promoting his new film Selma, actor Tim Roth, who played the chimpanzee warrior Thade in Tim Burton's 2001 take on Planet of the Apes, offered his feelings about that film's climax which revealed the monument to the so-called Aperaham Lincoln. Said Roth to Cinemablend, "I think it was he took over, he took control. [Laughs] I think the idea was when they shunted in time that way, he was the President of the Planet of the Apes. [Laughs] Brilliant, I thought. It’s crazy stuff. I liked it. I had a good time making it. It was in the old style. It wasn’t too much CG trickery."
From CineFix: Planet of the Apes is a movie that spans decades (as well as the whole next stage of primate evolution). But even if you've seen every movie from 1968 to Dawn of Planet of the Apes, here are some things you (probably) didn't know. These 7 facts will arm you with lots of trivia to show off about the films, from monkey makeup to mo-cap suits (yes, we know apes aren't monkeys. But "monkey" is a much funnier word). What did you think of these bits of Apes trivia? Did you know any of them already? Are you going to show off some of this trivia to your friends in line to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? What's your favorite movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise?" Feel free to answer any of those questions below.
Whatever your thoughts of Tim Burton's 2001 take on Planet of the Apes, one of the highlights was actor Michael Clarke Duncan's portrayal of the gorilla Attar. Duncan died today from complications following a heart attack he had two months ago. Genre fans also know him for his portrayal of the Kingpin in Daredevil, Manute in Sin City, Armageddon, and the Mission Impossible films. He was most recently seen in a cameo appearance at the end of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Although far from most people's favorites in the series, Tim Burton's 2001 production of Planet of the Apes was a box office success, despite its critial derision. In this video interview, that film's star, Mark Wahlberg, offers his feelings about the production.