Watch the spine-tingling first trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Let the ape-pocalypse begin! Watch the story of one lone chimp who sparks the primate revolution against humanity. The ape uprising begins now — with the first ever trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.


Here's the official description:

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.


To see even more of this Planet of the Apes prequel, check out the collection of concept art and FX footage from yesterday's Apes and Weta livestream event. Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be in theaters August 5th.

Watch it again in HD over at Apple.

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They could have picked a better title for the movie. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"? A bit of a mouthful ain't it?