Fox Partners With Jane Goodall Institute on Chimpanzee Sanctuary Ahead of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Release

Variety | 6/5/2017 | Staff
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20th Century Fox is partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide care for rescued chimpanzees, many of whom are victims of the illegal commercial bushmeat and pet trades.

The studio made the announcement Monday, five weeks before the July 14 opening of its “War for the Planet of the Apes,” starring Woody Harrelson as a military leader facing off against Andy Serkis’ ape leader Caesar.

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The institute provides sanctuary for nearly 150 rescued animals on three forested island sites and a mainland sanctuary site at the Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Republic of Congo. The institute has named the housing on Tchindzoulou island, the largest of the three island sanctuary sites, after Caesar.

Matt Reeves, who directed 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” is returning to helm from a script by Mark Bomback. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver are producing the film. “War for the Planet of the Apes” is...
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