For those of you who can’t wait to set your eyes on the new Apes sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, you’re in for a treat today. A teaser image was revealed of director Matt Reeve’s upcoming Apes film with the tag line that reads, “Evolutions becomes revolution.”
The image, which shows a monkey white knuckling a gun up in the air, was leaked from the official Facebook site. However, there was a little confusion over the origin of the image. At first it seemed as though production wanted to drum up excitement for the next installment, but it appears that the image is from the 1992 art work by Albert Watson, which is titled “Monkey with Gun.” We’re guessing the official handlers of the new Apes film wanted to get everyone talking regardless of the origin. After all, fans of the franchise will be waiting quite awhile as the film won’t hit theaters until Memorial Day of 2014. For now, hopefully the image will hold you enthusiasts over.
The Planet of The Apes franchise was completely rebooted in 2011, from the former Mark Wahlberg disaster. The first film Rise of The Planet of The Apes was directed by Rupert Wyatt, who was not signed back on to direct the second installment. Along with head monkey in charge Cesar, who was played by Andy Serkis, James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton starred too. However, the only cast member to return will be Andy Serkis, who will reprise his role as Cesar.
As for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, and Rick Jaffa will provide the screenplay.