Film and TV

New Teaser Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Shows Man’s Weakness

by on 02/04/2014

With a release date of 17 July fast approaching a new teaser trailer, featuring the intimidating Caesar on horseback and an ominous narration has appeared for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow up to the acclaimed Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

 Dawn’, set 10 years later, continues the story of Caesar, now older and leader of the apes. Whilst the evolved apes have thrived humanity has been decimated by virulent Simian Flu pathogen and in-fighting. A band of human survivors however threatens Caesar’s growing kingdom and the fragile peace which has existed between the species is shattered as the different species face each other in a pitched battle for domination of the Earth.


Acclaimed motion capture artist Andy Serkis will once again be portraying Caesar the leader of the apes. Dawn’ is directed by Matt Reeves best known for the American take on creepy vampire tale Let Me In and found footage kaiju feature Cloverfield.

In a brilliant bit of online marketing not only is there a rather good website for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes but there’s also a website from the “Office Of Public Health Awareness” detailing the dangers of Simian Flu, which projects how easily the pathogen could spread and even has an updating Twitter feed amongst other things.