It seems like there really hasn’t been that much news on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for quite some time, but it seems like we have some new information relating to not only casting but the story too. The following article comes from superherohype:
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“Things are really ramping up for Matt Reeves’ upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In addition to the returning Andy Serkis, recent reports name Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee as two of the sequel’s principal cast. Now, ComingSoon.net has learned exclusively that Gary Oldman will be boarding the project as the leader of a human colony!
Set 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn finds most of humanity wiped out and the intelligent apes ruling over the world. Part of the film’s focus is said to be on a small group of San Francisco-based scientists that are forming a resistance against the apes and part follows Serkis’ Caesar as he, like his namesake, tries to maintain order and power within his new civilization.
A name very well known to cinephiles, Oldman recently starred in John Hillcoat’s Lawless and reprised his role as Commissioner Gordon in last summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. He can be seen later this year in Robert Luketic’s Paranoia and early next year in Jose Padilha’s RoboCop.
Featuring a screenplay by Mark Bomback, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starts filming this spring for a May 23, 2014 release. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are producing.”
Firstly I love me a bit of Gary Oldman so I am really happy that he’s joined this film’s cast. But what’s even more interesting is this mini synopsis for the film, it sounds pretty interesting. I am quite surprised that the film is actually set 15 years after the last, that is a pretty big gap and obviously a great deal of things could have transpired between then and now. I was hoping the gap between films would be a lot shorter maybe ranging between 3-6 years or something. I’m guessing Caesar will be a great deal older in this next film. I just hope that we get to see how events transpired over the years and we get to see how the human race fell prey to the virus. I just hope the humans will be interesting but not outshine the apes. Anyways overall I am looking forward to this sequel even more! 🙂