Caesar and Malcolm must make choices, compromises and decisions that not everyone respects. Both are fathers and must protect not just themselves but also their nascent societies. In this respect, the film is the story of two families – one human, one ape.
Jason Clarke talks about walking onto set in the middle of a lush rainforest in British Colombia: “It’s simply amazing – old-growth forest, 3D cameras, motion cap cameras, wires going everywhere, smoke machines, fog machines, rain and mud, a crew of hundreds and then there’s 50 actors performing as apes walking around the forest. I always prefer shooting on location rather than on a soundstage. It just brings so much in terms of realism to the project. This goes for the actors portraying the human characters and for the ‘apes actors’ as well. These guys are not just sitting in a volume. They’ve got to interact with people and the forest and the mud and everything else and the rocks and the stones and the rain.”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” opens July 9 in more than 200 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Watch Malcolm and Caesar’s tensed meeting in this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAbe54b5n_0
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