Published On: Wed, Jun 18th, 2014

Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa discuss ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ Caesar and ‘Avatar sequels’

The married writing duo of Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa get the “Big Thank You” from fans for the idea which relaunched the Planet of the Apes franchise in Rise of the Planet of the Apes as chapter two arrives this summer: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The "Moses" moment of Caesar being discovered in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

The “Moses” moment of Caesar being discovered in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

Talking with Dispatch Radio, the pair detail how the idea began, how Caesar came alive, noting the side reference back in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, which became a Moses story.

Confirming more details, Amanda explains how Dawn is ten years after Rise, Caesar has a family and is a father now. The apes are even more organized, writing and teaching their children.

Even the writers amazed at the technology, the performance by Andy Serkis and how much more detail there is in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes compared to the previous film.

Rick says they are huge fans themselves of the original films and the greatest compliment is hearing that fans are pleased with the new films.

The interview is a must for fans of the franchise.

Ape not kill ape dawn of the planet of the apesJaffa and Silver also are working with James Cameron on the set of Avatar sequels and while they are sparse on details, understandably so, they give some intriguing and interesting insight into the creative process and what lies ahead.

There is even some brief talk about their meeting with Steven Spielberg and brainstorming through some early ideas on Jurassic World.

Check out the interview below.

Dawn stars Jason Clarke, Keri Russell,  Serkis, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Judy Greer.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 3D on July 11th.

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