But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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The film is set in San Francisco, where a genetic engineering experiment creates apes with astounding intelligence. This causes extreme conflict between the species. Franco will play a scientist who becomes an important figure in the war between humans and apes.
Rise is set for a June 24, 2011 release day and filming begins July 5th.
What's next, sir?!
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