Man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
Set in present-day San Francisco, the movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes reveals the origins of a war that ultimately led to a global apocalypse; and to Earth becoming the Planet of the Apes. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale — a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind’s hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing the groundbreaking technologies developed for Avatar – render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo realistic apes rather than costumed actors.