Here's what Variety reported:
"Rise of the Apes" is an origins story set in present-day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. WETA will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors."Gfest loves all the Planet of the Apes movies, old and new. We are excited to see the prequel and view CGI apes. And, as long as they are going CGI route an Ape Batman may be something to consider or at least a Detective Chimp. "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"