Third Planet of the Apes Movie is a Go

While we at TGD were very skeptical about Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but it proved a worthy reboot of the series to many fans, especially with Andy Serkis’s remarkable motion capture performance as Caesar. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes may not be out in theaters until July 11, but the third Apes movie has already gotten the greenlight, and Matt Reeves will return as director. 

Motion Capture Geniues Andy Serkis to Direct Animal Farm Next Year

Andy Serkis, the actor who has perfected the art of motion capture, announced that he would be starting his own company, Imaginarium, and that one of the projects he would be making would be George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Who could be better to bring this to the big screen with the help of motion capture, right? 

The Bone Season Heading to the Big Screen WIth Some Help From Gollum

The Bone Season is the latest dystopian young adult novel that publishers have hoped will be the next Harry Potter. The Bone Season was written by Samantha Shannon, who got big bucks to write it while she was attending Oxford. (Actually, she’s still in Oxford and is all of 21 years old.) 

Gary Oldman leading the charge in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

We love Gary Oldman here on TG. He’s one of the best character actors there is, and in recent years,  proven a great part of the Dark Knight ensemble as Commissioner Gordon.

Andy Serkis: From Gollum to director

It’s one of the oldest sayings in Hollywood: "What I really want to do is direct."

Next Planet of the Apes is on track

I have to admit I was extremely skeptical about the most recent Planet of the Apes reboot.  



Next Apes film gets greenlight

20th Century Fox has confirmed that the sequel to Rise of the Planet of The Apes is poised to kick off production.

Yes, Harry Potter was snubbed

Fox and Warner Brothers tried, they really did, but neither Rise of the Planet of the Apes, nor Harry Potter got Oscar nominations beyond the usual stuff, the technical awards.

Were geeks snubbed at the Oscars?

As we've reported previously on TG, there's been a lot of Oscar buzz about Andy Serkis's motion capture performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, practically since the film first came out. 



More dispatches from Middle Earth

"Gollum's never really gone too far away from me because he's indelibly printed into my DNA. What was weird is going back and playing a character..."

The fall and rise of Planet of the Apes

As a big fan of the original Planet of the Apes, of course I was skeptical before Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out. 



The great motion capture Oscar debate

As Oscar season approaches, Warner Brothers has been pushing for a big Harry Potter win

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes going for Oscar Gold

There has been a lot of Oscar talk about Andy Serkis's performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes from day one, but once the audience saw his performance, they were definitely sold. 



Another Planet of the Apes film in the pipes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes grossed $453 million worldwide and was very well received across the board by critics, including this one - as I still call it the best film of the year so far.

Is Spielberg's Tin Tin a winner?

Although motion capture's been around for some time now, there's plenty of people that are skeptical about it, and were also skeptical about Steven Spielberg's adaptation of The Adventures of Tin Tin.

On Andy Serkis, Apes and the Oscars



Strong box office earnings have done little to discourage rumors that Andy Serkis could potentially be nominated for an Oscar due to his impressive performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.