We had the honor of heading to the 20th Century Fox lot and seeing over 20 minutes of footage from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. After seeing five impressive scenes, we were treated to a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer and even a scene (which we cannot reveal just yet!).
Andy Serkis is back as Caesar and he introduced the footage and was clearly more proud of this work than anything he has ever done. "It's such an honor to be part of something so meaningful," he said. "This is a film that means something."
Two things immediately stood out: 1) This film has heart and is about community and family and 2) motion capture has never been as advanced as it is on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
"The technology now captures actors' performances and that is a big shift in having people understand that the authorship of the role is firmly with the actors on the set," Serkis proudly stated.
So, what was the entirety of what we took away from the 20 minutes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes footage?
Click through and see the 9 things we learned from the jaw-dropping footage. And to get ready for the July 11 release, watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes online.