[Movies] Three New Behind-The-Scenes Photos Released For Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.27.2014
More shots of the mo-cap...
Empire has revealed three behind-the-scenes photos from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, showing more motion-capture performances. You can see Toby Kebbell as Koba along with other apes, including Andy Serkis as Caesar, along with human characters Malcolm (Jason Clarke) and Ellie (Keri Russell). The film was directed by Matt Reeves and also stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer. The film will be released on July 11.
Serkis said: "This is now a community of about 2,000 apes. For the first eight years [after the humanity-devastating virus], the apes were looking down from Muir Woods to San Francisco and could see lights and fires, but now it's gone very quiet. Until this day in our film when this small band of humans comes up. That's suddenly a huge, dividing moment in the lives of these apes. There are some particularly strong reactions to the humans and that's the course of the story."
Here's a synopsis: In the film, 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.