Pictured above is the new logo for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The film, directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield), will document the further development of Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his tribe of genetically-evolved apes.
Pictured below is our first look at Reeves’ film and it features apes riding horses, just like in Charlton Heston’s original 1968 classic, Planet of the Apes. The photo, which Reeves tweeted on Friday, shows a meeting between the human resistance, led here by Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby star Jason Clarke, and the apes, led by Andy Serkis in a mo-cap suit on horseback.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens on May 23, 2014. The film also stars Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer.
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.