If you couldn’t get enough of the post-apocalypse during tonight’s season finale of The Walking Dead, the commercial breaks had you covered with the first TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The spot finally provided us with some new, finished FX footage of the apes, and they’re looking good. I really like how director Matt Reeves is not only putting his own mark on the franchise, but trying to find subtle ways to show the apes as a growing force and a growing civilization.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Enrique Murciano, and Judy Greer. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 3D on July 11th.
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.