PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Different versions of this film were in development since 1988. Directors involved in pre-production over the years included: Alan Rifkin, Sam Raimi, Phillip Noyce, Chuck Russell, Chris Columbus, Roland Emmerich, Michael Bay, Peter Jackson, and Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes. In 1993, Oliver Stone, who was initially considered to direct the film, had signed on as Executive Producer, and wanted Terry Hayes to re-write his script, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. James Cameron had signed on to Executively Produce and write the film, but dropped out in 1997, after the success of Titanic (1997).
Captain Leo Davidson:
Captain Leo Davidson: Again.
(at around 8 mins) When the chimp is taking off from the ship you see Leo with his hands behind his back. In the next shot you see them at his side.
The background on the 20th Century Fox logo fades to a starfield, before the logo itself fades out and the camera pans to the planet below.
The final kissing scene between Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter was edited out in the theatrical run when the movie was first released in India.
$68,532,960 (USA) (29 July 2001)
$180,011,740 (USA) (27 January 2002)
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