Time travel not a factor in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES says writer

If you followed the original Planet of The Apes series you will know that the franchise jumped through more time travel loops than a poodle at a circus. Check out what writer Rick Jaffa(who co-wrote Rise of The Planet of The Apes) had to say about time travel below.

I don’t foresee that,” he tells Total Film (via Comic Book Movie.) “But it’s interesting you should ask that because it’s the one big element that we made a conscious decision not to explore in the first one, and we were worried that there might be some backlash in the science fiction community because of it. When the story first came together, we were very, very excited, and yet, before we pitched it, I thought, ‘The one thing missing, though, is time travel. But it’s not necessary for this particular telling.’

Twentieth Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will infect theaters on May 23, 2014. Director Rupert Wyatt returns as does star Andy Serkis as the ape “Caesar”.

Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Scott Burns penned the screenplay that “continues the story set forth in last year’s critical and commercial hit movie featuring simians that are given human intelligence and subsequently break out of their facility. At the same time, a virus breaks out that causes the collapse of human society. The new project is taking the story to the next level, with the apes on the path to emerge as society’s new rulers.

 

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