Fox is planning to show off some of the first footage from War For The Planet of The Apes at New York Comic Con next week. If you're going to be there, you'll be lucky enough to see it for yourself! In anticipation of the event, the studio has released the first official plot synopsis for the film telling us what the story will be about.
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.
This sounds like it could be even more insane than the last film! The first two films in the franchise were great and I've been looking forward to seeing what this next chapter would entail. Andy Serkis will reprise his role as Caesar and Woody Harrelson is playing the Colonel that will be going to war with him. When previously talking about the direction of the franchise, director Matt Reeves explained:
"The first one is sort of how [Caesar] goes from humble beginnings to becoming a revolutionary. In 'Dawn,' he really rose to occasion of becoming a leader in really challenging and difficult times. The notion of what we're after with the third is to sort of continue that trajectory and see how he becomes a seminal figure in ape history. He almost becomes sort of like an ape Moses. A mythic status... We're trying to play out those themes and continue to sort of explore it in this universe. Exploring human nature under the guise of apes."
After seeing what has been done with the first two movies, there's no doubt that Reeves is going to give fans another great film that will kick ass. If you are attending NYCC next week, here are the details on the panel:
At New York Comic-Con, 20th Century Fox will debut an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation and filming process, as well as offer is never before seen film footage. At the event, director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark will join Andy Serkis on stage to discuss “the unique relationship between performance capture acting and filmmaking.” Attendees can catch the panel on Thursday, October 6th at 8:30 pm, the event will be held at the REGAL E-WALK THEATER on 247 West 42nd Street.
War For The Planet of The Apes will hit theaters on July 14, 2017. The film also stars Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, and Karin Konoval.