There’s not long to wait before we journey back to the reimagined Planet of the Apes franchise. After his sterling work on the previous sequel, Matt Reeves returns to direct the third chapter in the series War For The Planet of the Apes.
Andy Serkis is back as the Apes’ leader Caesar, and the rise of a dangerous human army led by Woody Harelson’s Colonel can have only one outcome, war. The Apes franchise has set a dizzying new benchmark for how movie studios approach reworking/rebooting something old and turning it into something that can stand on its own. Back in 2011, I wasn’t expecting much from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this was no comment on anybody involved, but a second attempt in my lifetime to reboot the Apes wasn’t what I thought the world needed. I was wrong, painfully and stupidly wrong.
As it turned out, Rise was a soulful summer blockbuster made with heart and reframed all our perceptions of what motion performance and groundbreaking digital make-up could achieve. Three years later and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arrived, and delivered a rare feat by surpassing its predecessor. Cut to present day, and the third movie is just a couple of weeks away from being unleashed unto the world.
To celebrate the release, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new behind the scenes video that gives us a glimpse of all the hard work that goes into making one of these movies.
In addition to the insightful behind the scenes video, 20th Century Fox has also released a brand new clip which you can see below.
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.