Embedded with fierce action and intense emotion, this fantasy thriller is set in the year 2029, when astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for what begins as a routine reconnaissance mission.
However, an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade and his most trusted warrior Attar. Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future.
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Different versions of this film were in development since 1988. Directors involved in pre-production over the years include Alan Rifkin, Sam Raimi, Oliver Stone, Phillip Noyce, Chuck Russell, Chris Columbus, Roland Emmerich, Michael Bay, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, and Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes. In 1993, Oliver Stone wanted Terry Hayes as writer and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. James Cameron dropped out in 1997 after the success of Titanic (1997). Read More