Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- What it's about: James Franco plays a scientist who discovers a new drug, but when the subject he's testing it on (Caesar) begins to show frighteningly human-like qualities, the apes break out and wreak havoc.
- Why we're interested: This installment of Planet of the Apes looks far more sophisticated than we were expecting, and Andy Serkis's CGI Caesar the ape may be one of the year's most interesting characters.
- When it opens: August 5
- Watch the Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer.