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> Planet of the Apes
A screenshot from the 1968 version, showing Colonel George Taylor imprisoned by the apes.
Planet of the Apes is originally a novel, written in 1963 by French writer Pierre Boulle (original title: La Planète des singes). The novel was made into a film series, beginning in 1968 with the film "Planet of the Apes" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and starring Charlton Heston. There were several sequels, including "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" in 1970, "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" in 1971, "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" in 1972, "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" in 1973, and two short-lived television series: "Planet of the Apes" (1974), and an animated series "Return to the Planet of the Apes" (1975-76). Mark Wahlberg starred in the 2001 remake, with Tim Burton as the director.
A team of humans are sent to a faraway planet at faster-than-light speeds. The ship crashlands and the humans discover that the planet is dominated by intelligent apes who experiment on wild humans.