Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Director: Matt Reeves
Screenwriters: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 130 Minutes
Release Date: July 11, 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back is to Star Wars. An incredible, awe-inspiring epic; a monumental achievement in genre filmmaking and one of the year’s very best films.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), the film begins with a montage of news reports showing the collapse of human civilization in the wake of the ALZ-113 virus. Ten years after the “Simian Flu” epidemic, Caesar (Andy Serkis) governs a growing nation of genetically enhanced apes in the Muir Woods. With his wife Cornelia (Judy Greer) and son River (Nick Thurston), Caesar has established a thriving community for his species – one free of human interference.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm Paperback | Kindle
By Greg Keyes
Release date: May 27, 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm is a novel that’s the official movie prequel to the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is the sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes — the reboot of the franchise that began with 1968’s Planet of the Apes — and is very similar in premise to the fourth installment of the series, 1972’s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
Since Dawn picks up about 10 years after the events of Rise, which saw a group of genetically enhanced apes break out of captivity, Firestorm bridges the gap between the two stories, although it concentrates on the time right after Rise. Dawn, which arrives in theaters on July 11, 2014, finds humanity on the brink of extinction, as a pandemic believed to be caused by the apes wipes out most of the humans. The prequel novel is an original story about how the virus was first detected and what happened in the early days of contagion.
20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for their upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The movie will be released next month on July 11th, and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer, Enrique Murciano, and Kirk Acevedo. It is directed by Matt Reeves.
You can watch the new trailer below now, and you can check out previous trailers and previews right here if you’ve not seen them all.
This summer, the apes will return in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The spread of the Simian Flu led to the ruin of major cities like New York, San Francisco, and London and the downfall of humankind, and now a war between the surviving humans and a race of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (played via mo-cap by the Andy Serkis) is about to begin.
A new 1-minute TV spot for the film called “Bear Hunt” has been released and you can check it out here below.
Also, you can get ready for the upcoming film by reading its prequel novel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm, which was recently released in paperback and Kindle formats.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Judy Greer, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes open in theaters on July 11, 2014.
Whenever performance capture is involved in making something, it’s cool to see footage of the actors performing their characters with side-by-side comparison of what the finished production looks like.
A new video has been released of just that kind of comparison for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In it you’ll see brief clips of various actors from the movie playing their part, including Andy Serkis, and what it looks like in the finished film.