Andy Serkis Talks DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, Deleted Scenes, Advances in Motion Capture, and How Early He Was Cast in STAR WARS: EPISODE 7

     July 10, 2014

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Let me be very clear: Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of the best films of the year and a huge step forward for what can be accomplished with motion capture technology, as Andy Serkis has again delivered one of the year’s best performances.  Loaded with incredible performances all around and a great script, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the rare commercial movie that’s also deep and thoughtful.  Dawn is also atypical in that tells a complete story but also opens the door for another sequel.  As I said, Reeves has hit a massive home-run with this film and I truly hope audiences and critics embrace this special movie.  For more on the film, read Matt’s review.

At the San Francisco press day I landed a great video interview with Andy Serkis.  He talked about his reaction to the finished film, advances in motion capture and film technology, how everything you see any ape do was done by a human performer, deleted scenes, how long ago he was cast in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode 7, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Andy Serkis:

  • What was his reaction to seeing the finished film
  • Talks about the advances in motion capture and film technology
  • How everything you see any Ape do was done by a human performer.
  • Deleted scenes talk
  • How long has he been part of Star Wars: Episode 7?

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