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Director Wes Ball Defends CGI Use In Upcoming Film Release.

This image released by IFC Films shows Shere Hite in a scene from "The Disappearance of Shere Hite." (IFC Films via AP)

With the release of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes just a month away, director Wes Ball has taken to social media to address concerns regarding the film's heavy use of CGI. The fourth installment in the live-action reboot franchise is set to introduce audiences to a new protagonist, Noa, a young chimp who challenges the oppressive rule of the antagonist, Proximus Caesar.

The cast of the upcoming film includes Owen Teague as Noa, Kevin Durand as Proximus Caesar, and Freya Allen as Mae. Scheduled for release on May 10, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has generated buzz and anticipation among fans.

Responding to comments on social media, Ball humorously defended the film's reliance on CGI, emphasizing the importance of visual effects artists in bringing the movie to life. Despite initial claims of shooting on real locations, it is evident that CGI played a significant role in the production.

While some may associate heavy CGI usage with a lack of substance, the previous films in the franchise have demonstrated the VFX team's skill in creating immersive and visually stunning worlds. The absence of Andy Serkis, who portrayed Caesar in the earlier films, marks a notable change in the cast for this installment.

However, Serkis has expressed admiration for the upcoming film and its director, hinting at exciting twists and innovative storytelling. The combination of a strong narrative and impressive CGI effects promises an engaging cinematic experience for audiences.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world following the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes explores the complex dynamics between ape and human societies. As tensions rise and alliances shift, the film delves into themes of freedom and enslavement within a rapidly evolving society.

Despite projections of slightly lower box office earnings compared to previous installments, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is anticipated to be a commercial success, building upon the success of its predecessors in the reboot franchise.

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