The new trailer has confirmed it – the new installment of the science fiction franchise is coming soon and is named “War for the Planet of the Apes.” This movie represents the third installment in the Planet of the Apes series and its director as well as a co-writer is Matt Reeves. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was brought to light in 2011, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014.
What the series is focused on is the fierce clash between apes and humans. Here is a brief plot synopsis of the upcoming installment:
“In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins this own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.”
However, the interview with Matt Reeves, Andy Serkis, and Dylan Clark gave some more information on the topic. Namely, Ceaser will rise to become a prominent leader as he will come to know that Koba was right about certain things.
When it comes to the crew, Andy Serkis will continue to play the role of Caesar while Judy Greer will take on the role of Cornelia, Karen Konoval of Maurice, and Terry Notary of Rocket. Woody Harrelson will play the Caesar’s sworn enemy – the Colonel. There will also be some new roles, such as the one of Steve Zahn. However, his role is still not quite set.
Apart from the first trailer, the seven minutes footage of series was also shown. According to this short movie, the new series will also include humans from the Apes mythology and along with this Ceaser’s sternness will be highlighted. For more information take a look at the following excerpt:
To take a step back for a moment, the sequence shown was so early in the cradle of its post-production process that Serkis told the audience this sort of preemptive peeling back of the curtain had never been done before by a major studio film. Director Matt Reeves, meanwhile, compared the experience of showing this material to the audience as like being stripped down and forced to stand nude before a crowd. I suspect he was only half joking.
Luckily, the scene itself was so impressive that despite the often barely-there special effects (which we’ll get to in a moment), it was nevertheless a hypnotically engaging and instantly gripping bit of quiet character work. Continuing the somber and often intimate tone elicited from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the scene is primarily about several apes, led by Serkis’ Caesar and Karin Konoval’s infinitely empathetic Maurice. When last we saw them in the previous film, Serkis’ fatherly chimp and Konoval’s intellectual orangutan were the two most peaceful and diplomatic of apes. However, something has changed for the worse inside of Caesar between films.
… This sequence was made on, what is presumably the western coastline, however, once Caesar leads the gang of apes into one of the houses, the strings further show as there are few animated effects left, and Serkis, Konoval, and the rest of the team are seen in their simple motion-capture suits displaying tremendous performances. Indeed, Maurice’s character comes out just as strongly as Caesar’s when all of them discover someone in the barracks, but it isn’t a soldier.
Inside a bunk, they find a scared little girl clinging to her mattress. Serkis’ face displays complete shock and anger, hinting that Caesar even briefly considers killing the child. Maurice literally stays his leader’s equivocating hand. Caesar then leaves her be and has his followers scour the shack for supplies. However, Maurice remains behind and attempts to offer the young girl a doll, trying to both console and communicate with the child… but when she tries to speak no words come out.
War for the Planet of the Apes Release date
War for the Planet of the Apes will open on July 14, 2017.