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'Planet of the Apes' Prequel Gets Scott Frank as Director

December 1, 2008 (8:30 am) GMT
'The Lookout' director/writer, Scott Frank, has been rumored to take the helming part of 'Planet of the Apes' prequel film, which is reported to be tentatively titled 'Caesar'.
'Planet of the Apes' Prequel Gets Scott Frank as Director

Rumor has it, the prequel film to "Planet of the Apes", "Untitled Planet of the Apes Prequel", may be getting a director. Cinema Blend has reported that the latest issue of Production Weekly has noted the name of Scott Frank, the co-screenwriter of "", as the proposed movie director.

If indeed signed for the helming role, Frank is in charge to revitalize "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes", which tells the story of Caesar. This American screenwriter is known for his work in "Dead Again", "Little Man Tate" and "". In 2007, he made his directing debut with "".

"Untitled Planet of the Apes Prequel" is said to be tentatively titled "". The official plot from Production Weekly suggests that the movie will deal with "the origins of how the Apes took over Earth." It will tell the story of "a hyper-intelligent chimp raised by humans incites a worldwide ape revolution and causes the downfall of mankind." This prequel is slated for 2011 release.

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