20th Century Fox has just released the first official posters for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and has also announced that the first full theatrical trailer for the sequel to the surprise success Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be released on Wednesday, December 18th at 6 AM PST.
Director Matt Reeves has said of the film:
We’ll see how Caesar becomes this leader. The apes’ story is a through-the-looking-glass way of looking at what we are. By what’s going on in the internal lives of the apes we are exploring ourselves, our impulses, our society. So much is roiling inside [him]. He has a rational side separate from the apes – they’re all instinct.
These posters features Caesar (played by Andy Serkis) wearing war paint along with his compatriots.
The film, being directed from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, also stars Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Toby Kebbell.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes climbs into theaters July 11th, 2014.
Check out first teaser posters below.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.