20th Century Fox has released a new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer for director Matt Reeves’ (Let Me In) sequel. The follow-up takes place 10 years after the events of the first film and finds Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempting to assert his dominance over the apes while a small human colony struggles to survive in San Francisco. This is a great trailer. Not only do the visual effects continue to look terrific, but it also seems like the movie has a lot of heart. Every Ape prequel is basically a tragedy since we know the humans ultimately lose, and Dawn looks like it’s using the fragile relationship between species as the core of the story. I’m now even more excited for this flick.
Hit the jump to watch the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer. If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage, be sure to check out interviews with Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman, Matt Reeves, and cinematographer Michael Seresin. The film also stars Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, and Enrique Murciano. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens July 11th. [Update: We’ve added the U.S. trailer, which is slightly different than the U.K. one]
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Here’s the official synopsis for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:
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.