Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Apes Trailer Teases New Dawn

Next summer's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes marks the first honest-to-gosh Apes sequel since Battle for the Planet of the Apes in 1973. I realize that little nugget means absolutely nothing to anyone but me, but I think it's pretty cool all the same. Still, with the second life the prequel/reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes gave the brand in 2011, it's no shock that Fox is taking full advantage, positioning the follow-up as one of the studio's big tentpoles for the summer, occupying the plum mid-July slot recently vacated by Universal's postponed Fast & Furious 7. Check out the first trailer below to see how new director Matt Reeves (replacing Rupert Wyatt) is advancing the story of sympathetic simian Caesar as we march inexorably toward the status quo of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes:

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