Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg joined the film after meeting with Tim BurtonTim Burton for only five minutes. He was so anxious to work with Burton that he agreed to play any part. Wahlberg dropped out of the role of Linus in Ocean's Eleven (2001) to do this film.
The "reworked" Tim BurtonTim Burton ending for this film is based on the original book ending as written by Pierre BoullePierre Boulle.
Director Tim BurtonTim Burton has been quoted as saying that he has a fear of monkeys.
Exterior shots were filmed at Lake Powell, Arizona, the same location as the original Planet of the Apes.