In 1968, “Planet of the Apes” was released, starting the ape’s franchise and collecting plenty of fans each time it was viewed. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” followed years later (2011). Director Matt Reeves of “Cloverfield” fame and 20th Century Fox bring the Caesar suit out of the closet and hire Andy Serkis to reprise his role as the revolutionary leader in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” coming to theaters in 2014.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” covers the science fiction feel of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” by continuing the story with a group of scientists in San Francisco as they struggle to live in the aftermath of a plague. The plague is slowly wiping out humanity. Caesar attempts to maintain control over the community of intelligent apes.
Screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the basic script for the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” film but when Reeves took the helm as director, Mark Bomback was asked to revise the original script. Mark Bomback worked on scripts for “Live Free or Die Hard” and “The Wolverine.”
Andy Serkis as Caesar
Terry Notary as Rocket
Look for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on Friday, May 23, 2014.