Why the Planet of the Apes sequels are WRONGWhy the Planet of the Apes sequels are WRONG9 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
DISCLAIMER: this entire text is a massive spoiler for the movie "Planet of the Apes"
It all began in 1963, when french novelist Pierre Boulle wrote a book entitled "La Planète des Singes", a rather unusual and cool Science Fiction novel that depicted a group of space explorers ending up on an alien planet similar to Earth which turns out to be a topsy-turvy world where talking apes rule and humans act like speechless animals and are treated as such by the intelligent simians.
Producer Arthur P. Jacobs bought the rights for Boulle's novel and pitched the production to many studios, but was passed over until a few years later 20th Century Fox picked it up. The book was processed into a movie script by the capable hands of pioneer writer Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, the legendary creator of the excellent TV anthology "The Twilight Zone", and it was brought to life thanks to the Oscar winning makeup effects by John Chambers and the direct