The apes are coming back. So far, it has been two-for-two with the revived “Planet Of The Apes” franchise, with “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” and “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” both becoming successful blockbusters, with a surprising amount of depth. Now Matt Reeves is hoping for back-to-back success as he follows up ‘Dawn’ with “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” and the first behind the scenes look has arrived.
Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn are the new humans in the fold, with Andy Serkis and Judy Greer going mo-cap once again, in the tale that sees people and primate tension reach new heights. And while plot details have been scarce so far, we’ll be following the journey of Caesar as he gains more power.
“In the first movie, he sort of rises from humble beginnings to become a revolutionary, Dawn was very much about him ascending to become a leader in really difficult times and having to be tested in that way, but this next movie I think is about him becoming the seminal figure for ape history,” Reeves told Collider last year. “[It’s] like myth ascension, him becoming the ape Moses, for lack of a better sort of character to model him after. He is very much that way of being sort of caught between these two worlds, and I think that’s gonna be exciting to see the ways in which we can push him to places that are gonna make him very uncomfortable.”
“War For The Planet Of The Apes” opens on July 14, 2017.