'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Sequel Gets 'Contagion' Writer Scott Z. Burns

The story follows a human virus that destroys mankind while the apes grow stronger and take over the world.
Scott Z. Burns to write Rise 2
Scott Z. Burns to write Rise 2
Contagion writer Scott Z. Burns has been hired by 20th Century Fox to pen their upcoming sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The story will pick right back up where the last film left off, shortly after Ceaser and his army overtake the Golden Gate Bridge. As the apes grow stronger in their intelligence, humankind is threatened to the point of extinction by a new virus, which causes a social structure collapse. By the end of the film, the apes will rise as the world's new rulers.

Andy Serkis is set to reprise his role as Caesar, ruler of the Apes, in the Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel. Original director Rupert Wyatt is returning as well.

Scott Z. Burns will be working off a first draft penned by Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comes to theaters July 11th, 2014 and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Judy Greer, Toby Kebbell, Enrique Murciano. The film is directed by Matt Reeves.



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Comments (6)

  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Would love it if they start with the fallout or during the wave of epidemic

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    I can't believe their actually going through with it. Well, I hope this one is A LOT better than it's predecessor.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Good choice!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Dan

    Cool cool.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    He better not screw this up. Rise was such a surprise hit. I'm too hyped for a sequel.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Bout times news rose

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag