20th Century Fox has issued the first trailer for director Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keri Russell and Judy Greer. The sequel to Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), and is set to arrive in U.S. theaters on July 11, 2014.
Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (Serkis) 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.
I was so disappointed at District 9 because I was hoping for the END. Someday someone will have the balls to make a film that actually does not wuss out. Heck, even Planet of the Apes 1968 ended with HOPE. Why can't we get an "End of the World" flick that actually kills us all off. Enough with the damn happy endings already.
SquidPuppet - ah, that film was Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Until the sequel was made everything and everyone was considered dead. I still remember my brother's reaction when he came home from seeing it. I was only a kid but I remember him shaking his head and saying over and over - it blew up, that's it, it's over.
Can't wait for Dawn of the Apes!! Gary Oldman never disappoints in any film he's in, and I'm starting to like Jason Clarke more and more with every great performance he turns in (yes, even as the leader of the mercenaries in the critically panned White House Down). Looking forward to seeing Clarke in this as well.
@ditcin - Yes, but "Beneath" was more about killing off sequels: Heston didn't want to be in the sequel, but once they got him in, he asked if HE could be the one to set off the bomb (and take the franchise with it).