The story is unashamedly sympathetic towards the apes with their mistreatment being a plausible explanation for their uprising against the humans.
The 3D Motion Capture Film (the type that has creeped out and underwhelmed us all in A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express) is directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat (the man who re-generated the Dr Who franchise) and Edgar Wright (Spaced, Scott Pilgrim vs The World).
Martin Freeman, best known as “Tim from The Office” has been confirmed to play Bilbo Baggins in the long awaited prequel to Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy entitled The Hobbit.
Simon Pegg posted on his official Twitter that Tennant had left the production. No reason was given by Pegg as to why / when the departure occurred – but he did reveal that the “Legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard [Andy Serkis]” in Tennant’s place.