Published On: Sun, Apr 20th, 2014

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ photos, scenes, Apes Council, Toby Kebbell as Koba

20th Century Fox just unveiled news photos while Empire reported on the first batch of clips, 20 minutes of footage, at 20th Century Lot in Century City, LA, and Caesar himself was there to introduce it. “You are the very, very first peple on the planet to see this footage,” Andy Serkis confirmed to the crowd.

apes Caesar Jason clarke dawn of the planet of the apesSerkis says the is a “hugely ambitious project,” featuring “the greatest amount of performance capture ever in a film.” Additionally the April 20 article revealed that director Matt Reeves and his crew were still “working around the clock,” and he himself was still being called back in to do pick-ups at the production’s volume in Marina del Rey.

The new photos feature stars Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman and the apes. The film also stars Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Judy Greer.

In the first clip, titled “First Contact”, the humans are rag-tag and barely surviving; the apes a coherent, dominant unit forming a new civilization in their own, as Serkis describes it, “Garden of Eden.” Serkis then previewed the “Apes Council scene” where the primates debate how to respond to this incursion by humans, who they’d long assumed were extinct. “They apes do speak,” Serkis confirmed beforehand, and described how they settled on a carefully achieved balance of ape vocalisations, sign language, ape gestures and a “prototype language” for presenting ape conversation. 

Kebbell’s Koba, the scarred chimp tortured at the lab in the first film, promises to be a stand-out. “Koba and Caesar are like brothers,” Serkis commented. 

Get more details from the Empire coverage HERE

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

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