Planet of the Apes confirmed today for a 2008 relese date! None of the cast members have been chosen for any parts so far except one, Michael Jackson has been offered a 15 min Cameo in which he will play one of the apes called Francis John and he will provide Mark Wharlbergs charactor (if he accepts the part) to a solution to get back to his real time, This will be the first time these two people have worked together and Michael Jackson is hoping that they can become good friends and he can invite Mark to sleepovers in his Neverland ranch.
The last film released in 2001 ended in America which this new film will presumingly start from. It is unknown at this point if Mark Wharlberg will be coming back to reprise his role but offers for cast members will begin in the next week or two.
we caught up with Mr Jackson and he told us that since the whole child molestation case was settled in court he will be glad to put that in the past and return to normality.
After talking with Michael Jackson about his cameo in the film we had a quick chat with director Peter Jackson who has put the HALO movie on hold due to him just accepting Planet of the apes this past week, heres what he had to say.
I have been lucky so far in my career as to have made such films as The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and King Kong but i am always trying to push myself to create bigger and better films for the audience.
When i was handed the script for Planet of the Apes i thought to myself, is it a bit too soon to be doing another monkey film? but ultimatly decided it was the right choice to make.
As for the cameo that Michael Jackson was given i thought it was an obvious choice to make regarding make-up and monkey lessons! as he infact looks and acts like a monkey anyway (laughs).