Dailies | Final ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer Sets the Stage for an Epic War (Video)

The film, opening July 11, chronicles the last, fragile peace between humanity and Ceasar’s genetically evolved apes, and the war that no one wants but may prove inevitable

With the highly anticipated sequel “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” less than a month from its theatrical release on Friday, July 11, 20th Century Fox has released a final trailer to leave fans on the edges of their seats.

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Humanity and Ceasar’s genetically evolved apes forge a fragile peace in the wake of the deadly human virus unleashed a decade ago, but sit on the brink of war. This war will determine the dominant species of the planet. And it will be packed with far more explosives and jaw-dropping special effects than the entire original “Apes” saga combined.

Based on the events of the original “Planet of the Apes” series of films, it may seem that humanity is quite simply doomed. But there’s no guarantee that history will repeat itself exactly here. After all, the rebooted “Star Trek” has made some pretty drastic changes from the original continuity. That said, the apes look to have a pretty distinct advantage here.

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a production of Chernin Entertainment and Dune Entertainment, directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Scott Z. Burns, and Mark Bomback.

Produced by Jaffin, Silver, Peter Chernin, and Dylan Clark, the film stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, and Kirk Acevedo.