After director Tim Burtons failed attempt to reboot the Planet of the Apes franchise failed in 2001, many viewed the prospect of a second attempt as a fools errand. Yet a mere 10 years later practically unheard of director Ruper Wyatt not only delivered but delivered a powerful, moving story in which the audience routed for the apes instead of the humans during the uprising as part of the movies climax. We, the audience, associated with Caesar, felt his pain, his frustration, his rise.
Although director Matt Reeves' track record with Cloverfield has some worried others are giving him the benefit-of-the doubt, in the hopes that he can deliver a sequel with at least half the impact of its predecessor.
Here are three new behind-the-scenes photographs, courtesy of Empire, taken on location in Vancouver during production...
War for the Planet of the Apes July 14th, 2017
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Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar, and his ape colony is embroiled in a battle with an army of humans. When the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The battle pits Caesar against the humans' leader, a ruthless Colonel, in an encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth's future.
Directed by Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes's release date is July 14th, 2017.
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