'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' sequel moving ahead
Published Apr 27 2012, 07:31 BST
By Hugh Armitage
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
sequel will go into production before the end of summer 2012.20th Century Fox
co-chairman and chief creative officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment Tom Rothman
confirmed that the movie has been given the go-ahead at the studio's presentation at CinemaCon.
It was included on a list of films which are due to start imminently, ComingSoon.net
, Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse
and the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson-starring Shawn Levy comedy The Internship
were also revealed to be entering into production shortly.
The first two films are already confirmed for summer 2013 releases, although it is yet to be revealed when Planet of the Apes 2
will arrive in cinemas.> Mark Wahlberg: 'Planet of the Apes script wasn't good'
> Rupert Wyatt, Matthew Vaughn wanted for 'Apes', 'X-Men' sequels
Director Rupert Wyatt is not confirmed to be returning to the franchise.
Star Andy Serkis has signed on for the sequel, but filming will have to fit around his Hobbit
Watch the international trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes