An official synopsis has been released for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the sequel to 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and it reveals a host of information regarding the film.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ statement read, “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.”
At the end of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the lead ape Caeser has begun to speak, and the humanity killing virus begins to spread across the world.
Matt Reeves, who has directed Cloverfield and Let Me In, will take charge of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, whilst Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell will feature in the sequel.
Comedian and actress Judy Greer recently joined the cast too, remarking on the news, “For so long I haven’t been able to say anything about it, so this is exciting! It’s a very different kind of work than I’m used to. I’m not going to be wearing Manolo Blahniks in this one.”
It is though that she will be playing a love interest for Andy Serkis’ Caesar, with the character Corelia, who was introduced in the original but will feature much more prominently in this film.
Greer is a huge Planet of the Apes fan though, she even had her wedding revolve around the theme. She stated on the event, “We had a chimp husband-and-wife cake topper at our wedding. At the cocktail hour, we played Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes on two separate televisions in the bar area.”
Greer then added, “And on the wedding gift I bought him, a vintage Rolex, I had it engraved, ‘Ape shall not kill ape.’ I was then told that, technically, it’s ‘Ape shall never kill ape,’ but there wasn’t enough space for engraving purposes.”
Are you looking forward to Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes?