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Mark Wahlberg Recalls Being Attacked by Chimpanzees on the Set of ‘Planet of the Apes’

If you think you have bad memories from simply watching Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, wait until you find out what Mark Wahlberg went through while trying to film it! He recently appeared on the Graham Norton show and revealed a traumatic encounter he had with real life chimpanzees on the set of the film.

When asked what it was like to work with living primates on the set of Planet of the Apes, Wahlberg responded with the following anecdote:

“The monkeys, no, they were the worst… They wanted us to get acclimated with the chimps, and anytime I would go near (actress Helena Bonham Carter), the chimps would start attacking me. They’d start like trying to punch me in the nuts, like my 5-year-old-son. Like really bad, like nonstop. I’m like ‘Okay, alright, stop now. Stop playing around. We’ve gotta work.’ And the chimps were constantly trying to attack me.” read more

Final Trailer Revealed for War for the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox has just revealed the final trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes.

Set to debut in theaters on July 14, the third chapter of the Apes franchise pits Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his fellow apes against The Colonel (Woody Harrelson) and his army of humans. Each side battles for control of planet Earth where only one species can come out on top.

Matt Reeves, who found success with the 2008 shaky-cam monster movie Cloverfield, returns to the director’s chair for the second time in the Apes universe with this film. read more