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Andy Serkis is without a doubt one of our generation's most talented actors. From his groundbreaking role as Sméagol/Gollum, Serkis has pioneered the relatively new industry of motion capture film.

This lead to Serkis opening his insanely successful Imaginarium Studios, treating Empire readers to a quick tour of the place.

Through motion capture technology, Andy Serkis has breathed life into one of film's most famous on screen characters: Ceasar from Planet of the Apes. With Hollywood now in a stagnant trend of rebooting franchises, it's refreshing to see such a successful take on one of cinema's most beloved original masterpieces.

Now, alongside director Matt Reeves, the talented duo has given us our first look at behind the scenes action from the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes (albeit a snippet).

With war promised by Ceasar in the previous film, it appears that the surviving humans have gathered together an army to take on their ape counterparts, in a battle to reveal Earth's dominant species.

In a series of short bursts at the start of the above video, we are treated to what appears to be a raid by the humans on the mountain top settlement of the apes -- Crossbow action and everything!

Crossbow Action!
Crossbow Action!
Attack on Ape Settlement!
Attack on Ape Settlement!

To add to the growing excitement for the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, the production is offering one lucky fan the chance to appear in the film as one of Caesar's ape companions!

Simply upload your most lifelike ape impression to to be in with a chance of appearing in what's set to be one of 2017 biggest films!

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.

Starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson, War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017.


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