Published On: Tue, Apr 11th, 2017

New ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ trailer offers up more footage, details on story

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer tease for War for the Planet of the Apes, offering up more details on the story and footage of the action.

Improving on the first two new Apes films, the special effects are just amazing. Director Matt Reeves returns with Andy Serkis reprising his role as Caesar, the protagonist founder of the Apes’ community. Woody Harrelson takes over as the human antagonist, provoking the war with Caesar and the Apes.

Check out the new trailer below.

This new film by Reeves is from a script he wrote with Mark Bomback. Serkis stars alongside Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Max Lloyd-Jones, Amiah Miller and Karin Konoval War for the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on July 14.

Serkis talked about how “This was not an easy film to make.”

“It really wasn’t. It was emotionally exhausting,” Serkis said to Eurweb. “The level that I had to operate on to play this character in this movie, I think, was probably the most challenging I’ve ever had to do in anything because the stakes are so high, the emotions are so raw.”

Here’s a synopsis: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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