Andy Serkis is of course back in the motion-cap role of Caesar, with a new line-up of human and ape casts alike. And after promising a new trailer with a teaser last week, Fox have delivered the goods and then some.
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.
Jason Clarke leads the human cast, alongside Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kirk Acevedo, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, with Judy Greer and Toby Kebbell leading the new ape roster.
Reeves (Cloverfield) directs from a script co-written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine).
Fox have already put Planet of the Apes 3 on their slate, bringing Reeves back to the fold to direct and co-write the script with Bomback, setting the film for release on July 29th, 2016.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be released in the US on July 11th, a week earlier than its 17th July UK release date.