Draco Malfoy Joins ‘Rise of the Apes’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm,

Actor Tom Felton is the latest addition the impressive roster of performers onboard to star in Rise of the Apes, a prequel to the sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes from 20th Century Fox.

You can read the official plot synopsis for the film below:

‘Rise of the Apes’ is an origin story in the truest sense of the term.  Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

Felton will appear in Rise of the Apes as the co-owner of an ape facility which is run by his cruel father (acclaimed villain actor Brian Cox).  Opposite the two will be a group of scientists whose ranks include a primatologist (Freida Pinto) and a father and son duo (John Lithgow and James Franco, respectively) whose work with an ape named Caesar (mo-cap specialist Andy Serkis) has unforeseen consequences that affect the future of the entire human race.

After eight Harry Potter movies, it is probably a safe bet to say that Felton has the whole “nasty offspring of a bad guy” role down pat.  One only hopes his character in the Planet of the Apes prequel doesn’t bear too much of a resemblance to Draco Malfoy (see below), if only so that Felton can show off some more of his range as an actor.

Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy Draco Malfoy Joins Rise of the Apes

Rise of the Apes has managed to snag itself a respectable crew of actors, which will certainly help ease the concerns of moviegoers that see the film as an iffy proposition.  Combine that with the fact that Weta Digital of Avatar fame is handling the FX – which will include photo-realistic simians for the first time in the history of the Apes franchise – and this is one prequel that could actually be pretty good.

We all know what the really big question at this point is – how long until 20th Century Fox officials announces that the prequel will be filmed in or converted to 3D?

Rise of the Apes is scheduled to arrive in theaters in the U.S. on June 24th, 2011.

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  1. I love the original Ape movies, and was horrifed at the Marky Mark remake.
    This one looks watchable, but I dont see a reason to pay at a theater for it since there’s no mystery involved here. Im sure the acting will be fine, but I’ll wait for the DVD.

  2. Wow. Never that hed do an ape film hahaha!!!!

  3. haha nice, I felt bad for him when he won that mtv movie award and he interupted the whole time.

  4. i dont like the MTV awards…..HP never wins and they cleary diserve it more…

  5. Photo realistic for the first time? What about the other movies where the effects were actually, oh I don’t know, PHOTOGRAPHED because it was actual actors in makeup, not CGI crap? This is a bad idea all around.

  6. this story sounds so cool a million times better than that turd tim burton unleashed on america

  7. I see a pattern developing.

  8. yey another movie that sucks also with a sucky actor, i am so happy :( , i liked the old school show more then the movies

  9. Hes no sucky actor!!!! Hes done great as Draco!!!!

  10. Congrats Draco!
    Hope u do wonders in the film!
    N best of luck for The Apparition and Rise of the apes!!