TORONTO (EON) – A new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes series, shows Woody Harrelson’s Colonel making one last stand for humanity, attempting to lead an army against ape ruler Caesar (played via motion capture by Andy Serkis) and his followers.
Previously, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), showed how Caesar, the son of a female used in laboratory experiments, rose from being the adopted pet of a medical researcher to a fearsome freedom fighter and leader.
The new film will be Reeves’s second in the rebooted series: he previously directed “Dawn”, although “Rise” was directed by Rupert Wyatt.
From the looks of new trailer, the film will explore the Colonel’s side of things almost as much as as Caesar’s, and we should be braced for plenty of drama and loss. Co-starring Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval and Amiah Miller, War For The Planet Of The Apes arrives on 14 July.