I have to be honest.  When I first heard that Rise of the Planet of the Apes was being made I was very skeptical.  First of all, I thought it was twenty years too late, and if I remember correctly, they already made something like six movies in this franchise, which seemed to get progressively worse with each successive film.

Then I heard that James Franco would star in it.  Yet more skepticism.  After watching this newly-released trailer, I am still not buying James Franco in the role of a scientist of any kind, but, I have to be honest, I really want to see this film.

It’s a pretty short trailer, but it manages to give you enough info about the film without spoiling it all together.  Basically, a neuroscientist invents a drug to cure cancer (or something) and he inadvertently manages to radically improve the intelligence of the test cohort of apes, or perhaps just one ape.  Hilarity ensues.  Not really, but that’s where the plot begins.

What exactly happens when the apes take over America is beyond me, but I’m guessing the studio did the financially smart thing and left the ending open enough for a sequel of some kind.  That’s just good marketing.   Anyways, check out the video below!  You won’t regret it, my friends.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars James Franco and Indian actress Freida Pinto.