March 31, 2014 | 11:02 a.m.
A new TV spot for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” offers a first look at the menacing ape army. The trailer, which premiered during Sunday night’s season finale of “The Walking Dead,” begins with an ominous human voice-over. “You know the scary thing about ‘em?” the narration begins. “They don’t need power, lights, heat. Nothing. That’s their advantage, that’s what makes them stronger.” The teaser, which runs 43 seconds, shows the apes on horseback and, presumably, preparing for battle. Watch it in the video below. “Dawn” is set a decade after the events of 2011′s blockbuster “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” in which Caesar, a genetically evolved chimpanzee portrayed by Andy Serkis through performance capture technology, leads a host of simians to freedom. “Dawn” picks up in a post-apocalyptic future where humankind has been all but […]
Jan. 07, 2014 | 4:31 p.m.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” doesn’t arrive in theaters until July 11, but its director, Matt Reeves, already is set to helm another installment in the sci-fi franchise. Fox confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Reeves will direct a follow-up to “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which now becomes the second film in a planned trilogy. The summer release, which stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, is set several years after 2011′s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and sees the apes and the humans on the cusp of a war that doesn’t promise to end well for mankind. A trailer for the sequel hints at a world decimated by disease and conflict, but the ranks of the simian followers of Andy Serkis’ genetically evolved ape Caesar — glimpsed near the end of the clip — […]
Dec. 18, 2013 | 7:17 a.m.
The new trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has arrived, and the apes and the humans appear to be on the cusp of a war that doesn’t promise to end well for mankind. The trailer for the sequel to Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 hit, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” hints at a world decimated by disease and conflict, but the ranks of the simian followers of Andy Serkis’ genetically evolved ape Caesar — glimpsed near the end of the clip — seem strong. The new footage centers mostly on a packed throng of survivors listening to a speech that sounds like a call to action: “We’ve been through hell together. We spent four years — four years — fighting that virus and another four fighting each other. It was chaos. But you all know what we’re up […]
June 02, 2011 | 9:29 a.m.
There are plenty of stories with Hollywood endings — this is one with a Hollywood beginning. A new J.J. Abrams film called “Super 8” reaches theaters on June 10 with a coming-of-age story about young, amateur filmmakers who film a spidery space alien on the loose in Ohio during summer 1979. For people who know the 44-year-old Abrams, that plot seems only slightly more fantastic than the real-life, three-decade story that led to the film. “The craziest thing is that it’s true, it actually did happen,” says Damon Lindelof, who collaborated with Abrams on the landmark ABC series “Lost” and the hit 2009 film “Star Trek.” “The more you know about the story, the crazier it is to see this movie coming out now.” “Super 8” was written and directed by Abrams, but it was produced by his childhood hero, […]