Fox’s “Apes” Will Rise Next June

20th Century Fox has announced a June 24th 2011 release date for “Rise of the Apes”, their planned prequel to the “Planet of the Apes” franchise says the trades.

The cautionary tale is set in San Francisco in which “man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.”

Unlike past installments, the apes this time will be CG-animated with WETA Digital handling the effects.

Rupert Wyatt (“The Escapist”) directs from a screenplay by Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa. Both scribes along with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark will produce.