Coming Soon says:
After an ill-conceived remake from Tim Burton in 2001, 20th Century Fox decided to take another stab at bringing their beloved "Planet of the Apes" franchise into the 21st century. The result is Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a complete reconception of the sci-fi series that seeks to tell a palpable origin story for our planet becoming dominated by super-intelligent apes.
The whole thing begins with an ambitious scientist named Will (James Franco) earnestly trying to cure Alzheimer's disease by testing a compound that repairs brain functioning. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and one of his ape test subjects named Caesar matures emotionally and mentally at an astonishing rate, which leads to complications of global proportions.