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20th Century Fox has unveiled the final trailer for their Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As with every new bit of marketing the studio has released, the film looks bigger, badder, and more intense than its predecessor, and Matt Reeves seems to have really gone all out for this installment.
Picking up ten years after the Rise, Dawn sees the world ravaged by the spread of the virus outbreak that begins at the close of the last film. The apes and humans are living in separate colonies, with Caesar (Serkis) leading the apes, trying to live out their lives in peace. But as the tension between the two factions grows, the very existence of their respective species hangs in the balance, as war looms on the horizon, and Caesar finds himself caught in the middle.
The new trailer really drives that point home, and the action, the scope, and the tension seems even better than before, and this really looks like the Planet of the Apes film I’ve been waiting to see for some time. If this ends up being even nearly as good as Rise was, this film could be a triumph. Check out the new trailer below.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves, stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Enrique Murciano, and Judy Greer will be released in 2D and 3D on July 11, 2014.
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.