‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Concept Art: The Monkeys Shall Inherit The Earth

The “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” trailer arrived early yesterday morning, and we still can’t get it out of our heads more than a full day later. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that Fox simply refuses to end the relentless monkey business.

In addition to the just released trailer, 20th Century Fox has also issued a whole host of concept art from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” giving us a startling glimpse at how these not-so-simple-minded simians plan to take over the world.

Click the image below for our photo gallery collecting the new “Planet of the Apes” concept art!

A lot of the art we’re seeing here is fully reflected in the “Apes” trailer, but there are some new images to mull over as well. That one monkey that’s howling directly at the camera while men and women flee frantically from the moving walkway — it’s very telling of the panic that’s setting over our planet once these apes are unleashed. James Franco’s scientist character should have paid more attention to Jeff Goldblum in “Jurassic Park” — as the good doctor Ian Malcolm so wisely puts it, “Life finds a way.” Science is beatable, in other words, and if only Franco had enough humility to recognize that, the world wouldn’t become the fiery, ape-infested mess that it is in these photos.

Still, his mistake is our gain. “Planet of the Apes” hits theaters on August 5, but it really can’t come soon enough.

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