Rise of the Planet of the Apes, for me, is one of Hollywood's more surprising success stories. A reboot only 10 years on from Tim Burton's widely scorned Planet of the Apes; I have to admit: I wasn't confident.
And then, the oddest thing happened. It was a rather excellent blockbuster. And now we've got a sequel on the way, the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And here's some behind the scenes shots of the Ape Village for your perusal, that director tweeted at the Comic-Con panel.
What do we get from these photo's? Well, they are certainly visceral, showing off LOTS of fire and some rain. Is this showing the eventual war between the human survivors and Ceasar's apes? Whatever it is depicting, I'll put it this way: Ape Village doesn't look like the coziest of rural retreats.
Now, I want some footage (that we can view online, not just for the Comic-Con attendees)! A trailer or something, as I'm of the opinion this could be a franchise-keeper. Here's a synopsis for the sequel, due out on July 18th, 2014 stateside.
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.
What does everyone think? Excited for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?