Caesar on the Attack in Official “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” Teaser
If anything has changed from the teaser unveiled at this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con and the official DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES teaser released today, it’s either none too drastic, or I just can’t spot it. It’s the still a rousing, misty bit of anticipation that points toward the resurrection of this series being an exciting, successful one.
Here’s what I previously wrote after that SDCC panel in Hall H:
Matt Reeves, who helmed CLOVERFIELD and the too-familiar yet worthy and evocative remake LET ME IN, brought the first look at DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. A sequel to RISE…, the film seems immediately atmospheric and fully launched into the fantastic. Set ten years after the 2011 picture and its finale’s promise of a virus that would sweep through mankind, the humans are dwindled and living in a ravaged world, while Caesar and his society of apes are ever evolving. The gorgeous-looking clip ended on an attempt by the humans to speak with Caesar, revealing the Andy Serkis-played ape in war paint. An army of apes behind him in the threes, the trailer cut to black on his signal to strike. It was stark and tough, and very thrilling.
So, that. Again. I can’t wait to see what DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has in store July 11, 2014. Reeves directs. Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman star. The official synopsis is as follows: 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.