The apes are back in this Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer and they look none too happy with the situation at hand.
Picking up where Rise of the Planet of the Apes left off, this first Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer gives a bit of an idea of what to expect from the new film. James Franco is no more. Also gone? The charismatic Caesar, de facto head chimp played by Andy Serkis. In his place is a very serious, and frankly, pissed off primate. Caesar is no longer playing games, he’s got an army and he’s isn’t afraid to use it.
Check out the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer below!
With Gary Oldman giving a spine tingling speech as perhaps only Gary Oldman can, Jason Clarke heads to the jungle demanding/asking/requesting nicely to speak with Caesar. Given the logline for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it’s not hard to imagine that this conversation between Clarke and Serkis does not go well.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
The film, no doubt, hopes to capture some of the success found by 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. With a new director, and almost completely new cast, they perhaps have their work cut out for them, but judging by this trailer, it might not be that difficult. The apes look amazing, and it is very hard to go wrong when Gary Oldman is your bad guy.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves, most well known for his work on J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield. The film stars Gary Oldman, Keri Russel, and Jason Clarke as the humans and of course Andy Serkis as the head ape. Serkis can currently be seen as Gollum in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.
No firm date has been announced for the film’s release but look for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in theaters some time in July 2014.