Tom Felton talks Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes CGI leap

Tom Felton’s fast proving the most versatile of the Harry Potter kids.

His latest role in Rupert Wyatt’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes sees Felton scruff up and don his best US accent to play primate-pestering bully Dodge, opposite a CGI ape, created by Andy Serkis through performance capture.

Chatting with Total Film exclusively, Felton revealed he’s keen to further expand his range, to join Serkis in CGI circles.

“I bored Andy for hours about how he got into it and how he came to be the godfather of it all,” said Felton “He talked me through a lot of it, and it’s something I’d like to look into.

“There’s so many scripts that you could have read 20 years ago and you’d have said ‘You can’t physically make that’ but now it’s an option - you can do things that weren’t really achievable.

“In this film you’re going to see such advances in the CGI that you’re going to look back at the old apes costumes and really think ‘that’s history’.”

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes opens on 12 August.

For more from Tom Felton, get the new issue of Total Film magazine, which hits news stands on Thursday 7 July.

Rosie is the former editor of Total Film, before she moved to be the Special Edition Editor for the magazine group at Future. After that she became the Movies Editor at Digital Spy, and now she's the UK Editor of Den of Geek. She's an experienced movie and TV journalist, with a particular passion for horror.