Mark Wahlberg in Planet of the Apes

Mark Wahlberg is playfully reflecting on some painful memories working with his chimp co-stars on director Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes reboot in 2001. The film series, of course, originated in 1968 with Planet of the Apes, which starred Charlton Heston as George Taylor, an American astronaut who returns to Earth to find it dominated by an advanced primate species. Also starring Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter as chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira, Planet of the Apes spawned four sequels (as well as a TV series), concluding with Battle for the Planet of the Apes in 1973.

Nearly three decades had passed before Burton was hired to helm the Planet of the Apes reboot, which brought aboard Wahlberg as ...

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