of the original Planet of the Apes ..
Going Ape #1: Planet Of The Apes – The Original | …
Since the mid-Seventies, neither hide nor hair of the "Planet of the Apes" has been seen in any official capacity, other than the occasional re-run on late night television or the 1998 release of the 30th anniversary collection of re-mastered films on video. Despite its conspicuous absence and significant changes in the sociopolitical environment (such as the end of the Cold War), the popularity of the "Apes" franchise has continued to grow, making it a permanent fixture in the pantheon of popular culture. Over the years, references to "Planet of the Apes" have been spotted in a number of interesting places, including:
Original series: Planet of the Apes ..
The possibility of a remake of "Planet of the Apes" has been the source of much speculation and rumor mongering since the early Nineties, as the highly-prized project has been bandied about Hollywood, passing from one director to the next. In late 1993, the project was first announced by a producing team that was headed up by Oliver Stone (""). The script they had, scribed by Terry Hayes (""), featured a scientist trying to solve a genetic disease that is causing babies to die of old age as soon as they are born. Somehow, by manipulating his mitochondrial DNA, he is able to travel back in time, where he discovers an ape-dominated society trying to pre-empt man's evolution.