[Movies] Gary Oldman Reveals Plot Details Of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.11.2014
It focuses on the people...
In an interview with MTV, Gary Oldman spoke about the plot of Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Oldman said he plays "the designated leader" of a community of humans "who were lucky enough to survive the flu, the disease and ensuing social uprising" after Rise of the Planet of the Apes. His character was a police officer before the apocalypse and was elected to lead the survivors. The human community go to a power station to see if it's still operational. The humans "discover that there's a whole community of apes living there. We believed that they were all completely fire-bottomed and wiped out."
Oldman said: "There's only one answer for him: Wipe them out."
Oldman said his characters violence is justified because "he's experienced great loss, personally." He added that he viewed the character as "a sort of hero of the piece." He credits the ability to relate to the cast to Reeves' interest in finding the "humanity" in the film.
Oldman added: "He wanted to make it more of a human story. He wanted to explore what had happened, and keep it more focused on the human side of it, before the story becomes the 'Planet of the Apes' as we know it from the original."