‘Planet Of The Apes’ prequel given title and release date

James Franco stars in scientific thriller

More details have emerged about the forthcoming Planet Of The Apes prequel.

Fox have announced that the film will now be called Rise Of The Planet of The Apes.

The film is due to open on August 5, according to Comingsoon.net.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes stars James Franco, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, Tom Felton and David Oyelowo.

Set in present-day San Francisco, it presents a cautionary tale where experiments with genetic engineering lead of the development of intelligence in apes, and a war for supremacy.