20th Century Fox has premiered a new clip for Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the one-minute video starting with actor Andy Serkis in a mo-cap suit showing off his performance as Caesar.
Check it out below:
Here’s the official synopsis for War for the Planet of the Apes:
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.
In a recent interview with Empire, director Matt Reeves spoke about the movies that influenced War for the Planet of the Apes. “I wanted this film to be like a Biblical epic,” he said. “Mark [Bomback, co-writer] and I looked at classic war movies: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Patton, Apocalypse Now. But we were also thinking in terms of things such as The Ten Commandments. I wanted it to feel very intimate in the foreground, but with grand vistas always dwarfing [the characters]. In a sense, it’s about these two species pitted against each other and nature being greater than both of them. I wanted a David Lean ape movie.”
War for the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves and also stars Andry Serkis hits theaters July 14.