A new poster for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ has been revealed. In the poster, the “Head Ape” Caesar, is seen riding a horse, assault rifle in hand, with what looks to be a war ravaged Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will pick up ten years after Caesar and his intelligent apes made their escape across the Golden Gate Bridge (Featured in the background of the poster). The Apes have been making a home for themselves while humanity has been dying at an astonishing rate, due to the spread of the Simian flu.
With humans and apes now far more evenly matched, the two species find themselves deciding whether to become allies or to ultimately fight each other for domination of the planet.
In an interview with Dread Central, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director, Matt Reeves tells us a little bit about what to expect:
“We don’t have a villain in the story… To me the idea of the story of villains, it’s always much less interesting than to understand that we have the capacity to be villains, that we have the capacity to be better. And to reflect as accurately as possible given the context of the story, a story of apes and humans who have to grapple with whether they are going to fight or not fight. But to find a way to reflect something truthful about our nature, I find that inspiring. The moment you can write off someone as a villain is the moment you objectify them. What I always find thrilling in movies is empathy.”
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit theaters on July 11.
I loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in fact, I was pleasantly surprised at how good the movie actually was. The “prequel” if you will, showed how the Apes came to rule over man, and take over the world…and my fanboy side thankfully accepted that.
With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes coming out soon, I went back and re-watched ‘Rise’ and the acting of Andy Serkis as Caesar, is just simply fantastic. If ‘Dawn’ can continue the brilliant acting and storytelling of the first movie, then I am sure that the “sequel to the prequel” will be awesome!
Will you be in line to buy tickets to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? How do these movies stand up to the original classics? Let me know in the comments below.