DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES First Official Photo Of Caesar Revealed
Here’s your first look at Caesar from DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. I can unequivocally say that it is my most anticipated film of next year. Footage from the sequel was shown for the first time in Hall H on Saturday during Comic-Con.
Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar. During the panel discussion, the actor said, “We wanted to make a Caesar-centric story. He’s a leader, he’s a father – he has a teenage son. We see Caesar learning to communicate with words & gestures – it’s a rich & fertile ground for exploring apes & humanity.”
Director Matt Reeves said, “As a kid I wanted to be an ape, and watching RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES made it real.”
Learn what’s happened since the Apes’ Rise at the film’s official site http://www.apes2014.com.
Ape enthusiasts can head over to the viral site – “Office of Public Health Awareness” – to find out how you can prevent the spread of the “Simian Flu” that practically wiped out humans ten years after RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES http://www.simianflu.com/us/#!/the-simian-flu-and-you
In the next installment of the franchise, 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.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES also stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). The producers are Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Tom Hammel (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is executive producing.
Oscar®-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing a new generation of the cutting edge performance capture technologies developed for Rise of the Apes and Avatar – will again render photo-realistic, emotionally-engaging apes. The film’s key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Seresin, production designer James Chinland, and VFX Supervisors Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon, VFX producers Ryan Stafford, editor Bill Hoy and Stan Salfas, and costume designer Melissa Brunning.
Twentieth Century Fox will release DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES worldwide on July 18, 2014.
Make sure to follow director Matt Reeves for updates: https://twitter.com/mattreevesLA