Originally Posted by Stoo
Re. changing the story: Not really because at some point after Taylor went off into space in 1972 (& c.'73 for Brent), the apes took over without the help of a talking ape whose parents were from the future (Cornelius relates the tale in "Escape from..."). The story in "Escape" and the next 2 films afterwards form an ALTERNATE timeline. This upcoming film could be considered as a new take on the original (unseen) chain of events.
The timelines are confusing in the series, but I thought the ape uprising was begun by Caesar (Milo), son of Cornelius and Zira after coming back in time.
The new movie looks to be about man creating intelligent apes.