Watch the new ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ trailer – video

Watch the first trailer for sci-fi prequel on NME.COM

The trailer for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes has been released online.

Released in the UK on August 12, the film features an original story based on the TV series from the ’60s and ’70s. Watch the new trailer by clicking above.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt, it is described as a “reality-based cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science fact.” In it, advances in medical science lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. The film them paves the way for the events of the original films.

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

Visual effects for the 20th Century Fox movie have been provided by WETA Digital, the studio that handled the Oscar-winning effects for Avatar.Video