The Planet of the Apes movies, adapted from the well-known Pierre Boulle work, have always been a world-wide phenomenon -- starting from the Arthur P. Jacobs versions (that included Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell), the Tim Burton version (with Mark Wahlberg), and the latest version by Rupert Wyatt titled Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which includes Andy Serkis. Now, there is a new POTA movie to "go ape" about titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that will be released to theaters in June of 2014.
To give a little sneak peek of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a mini-trailer has been released today as a teaser of what is to come, as well as to start the momentum. According to IMDb, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled to be released on June 11th, 2014, and includes the following actors and actresses: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Keri Russel, and Terry Notary. I have provided a brief summary of the movie's plot below from its IMDb page:
"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."
Unfortunately, the mini-trailer released today (Tuesday, December 17th, 2013) does not reveal that much. The mini trailer includes a 12-second soundbite of someone yelling "I need to speak to Caesar," along with displaying a rain forest landscape in the background.
Even though this is a mini trailer for the new Apes movie, a full trailer will be released on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, on the ApesMovies YouTube channel as stated by the @apesmovies tweet below.
— ApesMovies (@ApesMovies) December 17, 2013
Some POTA fans in the Twitterverse have been reacting to the new movie's release:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer tomorrow. Ohhh how I wish this would come true and humans would become endangered.
— Peter Parkour (@MojoSimmons) December 17, 2013
So Franco isn't in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Least we get Gary Oldman. Humanity going down like an elevator with a cut cable! #Caesar
— Sammy Younan -28- (@mypalsammy) December 17, 2013
Excited to see the trailer premiere of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tomorrow.
— Mark Alforte (@mamarrk) December 17, 2013
— Ezequiel Gutierrez (@ezgoo) December 17, 2013
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