Planet of the Apes


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

American pilot Leo Davidson finds himself stranded in an upside-down world--a brutal, primal place where intelligent apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates. When he attracts the attention of the politically well-connected ape Ari, a hum

Film Details

Also Known As
Apornas planet, La Planete des singes, Planete des singes, La
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hawaii, USA; Lake Powell, Arizona, USA; Page, Arizona, USA; Trona Pinnacles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

American pilot Leo Davidson finds himself stranded in an upside-down world--a brutal, primal place where intelligent apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates. When he attracts the attention of the politically well-connected ape Ari, a human rights activist, he begins to challenge the status quo, becoming a catalyst for revolutionary social change.

Crew

Kevin Abercrombie

Stunt Player

Timothy D. Ackers

Other

Donovan Ahuna

Craft Service

Bobby Aldridge

Stunt Player

Michael Alexander

Animal Trainer

Joseph Allan

Set Decorator

Tony Allard

Set Decorator

Bart A Allsup

Animal Wrangler

Deborah Ambrosino

Costumes

Kokayi Ampah

Location Manager

Joey Anaya

Stunt Player

Lance Anderson

Makeup Artist

Richard L Anderson

Sound Effects Editor

Susan Anderson

Costumes

Anthony Angelotti

Stunt Player

Connie Anglund

Wardrobe

David Anthony

Stunt Player

Greg Anthony

Stunt Player

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Chris Antonucci

Stunt Player

Meredith Apel

Assistant Editor

Charlie A Araiza

Costumes

Carlo Arellano

Costume Illustrator

Rich Arguijo

Other

Bobby Arredondo

Grip

Jeff Arwine

Medic

Steve Assony

Production

Colleen Atwood

Costume Designer

Sherry Aude

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Steve Austin

Special Effects

Joni Avery

Stunt Player

James Babineaux

Lighting

Denise L Baer

Hair

Lance Baetkey

Visual Effects

Katharine Baird

Visual Effects

Scott Bairstow

Production Assistant

Donald Shawn Baker

Medic

Laura Baker

Costumes

Rick Baker

Makeup

Hector Balcacer

Visual Effects

Terry Baliel

Hair Stylist

William Ballard

Transportation Captain

Jim Bandsuh

Set Decorator

Ken Banks

Other

Clayton Barber

Stunt Player

Jason Barnett

Art Department

Steve Bartek

Music

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Kirk Barton

Special Effects

Eugene Bass

Production Assistant

Jordan Batty

Production Assistant

James Bayliss

Set Designer

Chris Bayz

Visual Effects

Dennis Becker

Other

Anna Behlmer

Rerecording

Jim Beinke

Costume Department

Adu Bekka

Art Department

William Brent Bell

Set Decorator

Luis Benavides

Other

Greg Benge

Props Assistant

Earl L Benton

Set Decorator

Andrew Berentis

Set Decorator

Erik Berentsen

On-Set Dresser

William Bergin

Stunt Player

Cheryl Bermeo

Stunt Player

Brenda Berrisford

Assistant

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Mike Binczek

Other

Bryan Birge

Costumes

Crista Birgy

Accountant

Kate Biscoe

Makeup Artist

Duncan Blackman

3-D Artist

Richard L Blackwell

Stunt Player

John Blake

Makeup Supervisor

Justin Blampied

Other

Roland Blancaflor

Art Department

Fred Blau Jr.

Makeup Artist

Patricia Blau

Other

Russell Bobbitt

Property Master

Kurt Bohney

Set Decorator

Simone Boisseree

Stunt Player

Sandra Bojin-sedlik

Costumes

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects

Laura Bollinger

Extras Agent/Coordinator

James Bolt

Rerecording

Dotan Bonen

Stunt Player

John Bonnin

Other

Bryan Booth

Electrician

Mauro Borrelli

Visual Effects

Ray Borton

Production

Stella Bough

Visual Effects

Pierre Boulle

Source Material (From Novel)

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Robert Bourgeault

Other

Bridgette Bourque

Visual Effects

Allen Bowen

Medic

Steve Boyle

Stunt Player

Greg Bradner

Other

Jake Brake

Stunt Player

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

Nicholas David Brandt

Production Assistant

Mariko Braswell

Assistant Art Director

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Jon Braver

Stunt Player

Barbara Brennan

Visual Effects

Phil Brennan

Art Department

Scott Brines

Other

Doug Brode

Visual Effects

Steve Broders

Other

Brian Lee Brown

Stunt Player

David E Brown

Stunt Player

Jamala Gaither Brown

Production Assistant

Ronna Brown

Visual Effects

William Broyles

Screenplay

Tony Brubaker

Stunt Player

Patricia L Brumbaugh

Props

Branch Marie Brunson

Lighting

Mark Buck

Visual Effects

Brigitte Bugayong

Makeup Artist

Dorothy Bulac Eriksen

Costumes

Melinda Bullion

Animal Trainer

Michael B Bunch

Props

Barney Burman

Makeup Artist

Lindsay Burnett

Visual Effects

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Christopher Bustard

Casting

Norman Cabrera

Art Department

Ian Calip

Production Assistant

Doug Calli

Special Effects

Tom Callinicos

On-Set Dresser

John Calpin

Art Department

James Cameron

Screenplay (Uncredited)

James Cameron

Other

Colin Campbell

Visual Effects

John S Campbell

Grip

Lloyd Campbell

Other

Christine Cantella

Costume Department

Dea Cantu

Script Supervisor

Ted Caplan

Foley Editor

Roberto Carlos

Other

Jack Carpenter

Stunt Player

Dan Carpluk

Grip

Antonio Carrillo

Other

Michael Carroll

Other

Laura Carrubba

Production Assistant

Mei-ming Casino

Production Coordinator

Simon Cassels

Other

Ted Castrellon

Production

H Thomas Cengr

Set Decorator

Clete Cetrone

Props

Denise Chamian

Casting

Darryl Chan

Stunt Player

Alex Chansky

Stunt Player

Mark Chapman

Stunt Player

Kathy Chasen-hay

Visual Effects

Todd Cherniawsky

On-Set Dresser

Todd Cherniawsky

Set Designer

Jonathan Chibnall

Assistant Editor

Tim Christensen

Set Decorator

Stacy Christenson

Assistant Director

Alissa Chulack

Other

Joseph Cicio

Camera Operator

Robin Citrin

Location Manager

Richard Clendenen

Production

Jane Clive

Assistant Costume Designer

Jeff Cobos

Costumes

Kevin A Cobos

Other

Mike Cobos

Other

Matt Codd

Visual Effects

Grady Cofer

Graphic Artist

Bill Coggon

Props

David Cohen

Art Department

Alan C Coleman

Stunt Player

Eliza Coleman

Stunt Player

Heather Collier

Apprentice

Kyle Collinsworth

Special Effects

Chris Columbus

Other

Chris Columbus

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Xiomara Comrie

Camera Assistant

P J Connolly

Assistant Location Manager

Tony Cope

Other

Loren Corl

Key Grip

Lisa Cornellier

Other

Blake Cornett

Assistant Sound Editor

Bill Corso

Makeup Artist

Brycen Counts

Stunt Player

Brice Cox

Animator

Carl Crandall

Other

Steve Cremin

Special Effects Coordinator

John Crimins

Electrician

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Michelle Croughwell

Stunt Player

Emily Crupper

On-Set Dresser

Michael A Cruz

Other

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Andy Davis

Art Department

C Marie Davis

Visual Effects

Ian Davis

Production Assistant

Mike Davis

Transportation Coordinator

Richard Davison

Art Department

Film Details

Also Known As
Apornas planet, La Planete des singes, Planete des singes, La
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hawaii, USA; Lake Powell, Arizona, USA; Page, Arizona, USA; Trona Pinnacles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Articles

Remake - Planet of the Apes


A remake of Planet of the Apes might not seem like an especially wonderful idea. What's next? Live-action Scooby Doo? An updated Charlie's Angels? OK, those examples actually exist but you get the point. Expectations about Planet changed, though, when the stylish mood-master Tim Burton signed aboard to direct and enlisted Mark Wahlberg, not only one of the most promising young actors around but somebody with real box-office appeal. Wahlberg will be playing an astronaut on a routine space journey who unexpectedly ends up on a world where intelligent apes rule servile humans.

The story behind this new version stretches all the way back to 1993 when the film first attracted interest as a possible remake. Oliver Stone was co-producing and Arnold Schwarzenegger was tentatively set to star with Philip Noyce (Patriot Games, 1982) directing. This delicate set-up soon collapsed. Over the remaining years there were a variety of people considered for the project: For director, Stone himself, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Chris Columbus, Robert Rodriguez; For writer, Sam Hamm (Batman, 1989), Graham Yost (Speed, 1994); For stars, Ben Affleck, Ben Kingsley, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp. These names come from reports in trade papers or reliable sources but with such constant change they may have been little more than temporary considerations.

The people who actually made the remake came together in Spring of 2000. That's when the chaos finally settled into Tim Burton directing and Mark Wahlberg starring with key roles of apes going to Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth and Michael Clarke Duncan. One unusual choice is Kris Kristofferson as a human rebel. (Oddly enough Wahlberg is doing another remake immediately after Planet, this time of Charade). Filming started last November and took place in L.A., Arizona, Australia and Hawaii. The budget is rumored to be in the $100 million range (as compared to $5 million for the original). Though the story's broad outline is known, the details have been kept tightly guarded with only comments that the film isn't so much a strict remake as a rethinking of the original series. And what about the famous ending of the original? Supposedly Burton and company have avoided that entirely and instead filmed six different endings to confuse any spies or leaks. Linda Harrison, who appeared in the first two original films in the series, says on her website that she's doing a cameo in the new one. There are also unconfirmed rumors of cameos by George Clooney and Spike Jonze (Wahlberg's co-stars in Three Kings and apparently real-life friends). We do know that you can spot Burton regulars Glenn Shadix and Lisa Marie.

You might be curious about Charlton Heston, star of the original film. Reports have been sometimes yes and sometimes no about whether he would appear in the remake, supposedly as an ape this time around. Heston apparently did a make up test and was only able to commit to one day's work. Still, he's not currently listed in the cast but who knows what surprises await?

Remake - Planet Of The Apes

Remake - Planet of the Apes

A remake of Planet of the Apes might not seem like an especially wonderful idea. What's next? Live-action Scooby Doo? An updated Charlie's Angels? OK, those examples actually exist but you get the point. Expectations about Planet changed, though, when the stylish mood-master Tim Burton signed aboard to direct and enlisted Mark Wahlberg, not only one of the most promising young actors around but somebody with real box-office appeal. Wahlberg will be playing an astronaut on a routine space journey who unexpectedly ends up on a world where intelligent apes rule servile humans. The story behind this new version stretches all the way back to 1993 when the film first attracted interest as a possible remake. Oliver Stone was co-producing and Arnold Schwarzenegger was tentatively set to star with Philip Noyce (Patriot Games, 1982) directing. This delicate set-up soon collapsed. Over the remaining years there were a variety of people considered for the project: For director, Stone himself, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Chris Columbus, Robert Rodriguez; For writer, Sam Hamm (Batman, 1989), Graham Yost (Speed, 1994); For stars, Ben Affleck, Ben Kingsley, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp. These names come from reports in trade papers or reliable sources but with such constant change they may have been little more than temporary considerations. The people who actually made the remake came together in Spring of 2000. That's when the chaos finally settled into Tim Burton directing and Mark Wahlberg starring with key roles of apes going to Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth and Michael Clarke Duncan. One unusual choice is Kris Kristofferson as a human rebel. (Oddly enough Wahlberg is doing another remake immediately after Planet, this time of Charade). Filming started last November and took place in L.A., Arizona, Australia and Hawaii. The budget is rumored to be in the $100 million range (as compared to $5 million for the original). Though the story's broad outline is known, the details have been kept tightly guarded with only comments that the film isn't so much a strict remake as a rethinking of the original series. And what about the famous ending of the original? Supposedly Burton and company have avoided that entirely and instead filmed six different endings to confuse any spies or leaks. Linda Harrison, who appeared in the first two original films in the series, says on her website that she's doing a cameo in the new one. There are also unconfirmed rumors of cameos by George Clooney and Spike Jonze (Wahlberg's co-stars in Three Kings and apparently real-life friends). We do know that you can spot Burton regulars Glenn Shadix and Lisa Marie. You might be curious about Charlton Heston, star of the original film. Reports have been sometimes yes and sometimes no about whether he would appear in the remake, supposedly as an ape this time around. Heston apparently did a make up test and was only able to commit to one day's work. Still, he's not currently listed in the cast but who knows what surprises await?

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 27, 2001

Released in United States on Video November 20, 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Closing Night/ out of competition) August 2-12, 2001.

Inspired by "Planet of the Apes" (USA/1968), directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, adapted by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, and starring Charlton Heston.

Chris Columbus and Oliver Stone had both been previously attached to direct.

James Cameron had been previously attached to direct teamed with Arnold Schwarzenegger who had been previously mentioned to star.

Began shooting November 6, 2000.

Completed shooting April 1, 2001.

The soundtrack is available on Sony Classical Records.

Released in United States Summer July 27, 2001

Released in United States on Video November 20, 2001

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Closing Night/ out of competition) August 2-12, 2001.)

Nominated for the 2001 Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film - Period/Fantasy from the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).