This summer, the apes will return in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The spread of the Simian Flu led to the ruin of major cities like New York, San Francisco, and London and the downfall of humankind, and now a war between the surviving humans and a race of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (played via mo-cap by the Andy Serkis) is about to begin.
A new 1-minute TV spot for the film called “Bear Hunt” has been released and you can check it out here below.
Also, you can get ready for the upcoming film by reading its prequel novel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm, which was recently released in paperback and Kindle formats.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Judy Greer, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes open in theaters on July 11, 2014.
Ten years pass as the Simian Flu strikes around the world, causing mankind to cripple by dissension and the epidemic’s effects. As cities deteriorate and the fabric of society dissolves, the dawn of a new era is about to begin.
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.