Some winter exercise with Rise Of The Planet of The Ape’s pop-up ape playground.

Team Screen were huge fans of Rise of The Planet of The Apes, so we’re excited to hear that a bit of ape life is coming to London.

As Fox releases the film on Blu-ray and DVD, Potters Field on Dec 12 will become host to an ape playground for humans to explore, based on the primate sanctuary that Ceasar & co. inhabited in the film.

Research released in conjunction with the film says that modern society is keeping people too sedentary and inactive (duh, pass the mince pies!) and that embracing our biological ancestors movements would be healthier.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

 “There is an ape inside all of us,” says Barry Bogin, Professor of Biological Anthropology of Loughborough University. “We have similar biological bodies as apes but we’re not using them in the way we should.  We are built to swing, move around and be physically active outdoors like apes, but the modern world works against us…Sports and exercises are too structured, increasingly indoors and participants have to wait their turn, when naturally we are just meant to go out and embrace our surroundings, like apes.

MovNat exercise guru Erwan Le Corre will be on hand for demonstrations and Londoners can relieve pre-holiday stress by swinging, climbing, jumping, carrying and balancing. Sounds like a good warm-up for the office Christmas party.