DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is an upcoming sequel to the 2011 science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback based on a novel by Pierre Boulle.
Andy Serkis is returning as Caesar, the chimpanzee revolutionary, while stunt-man Terry Notary reprises his role as Rocket, Caesar’s hairless chimp friend, and Karin Konoval as Caesar’s trusted orangutan friend Maurice. The cast also including Keri Russell, Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the human family which Caesar encounters, while Gary Oldman joins the cast as Dreyfus, the human antagonist.
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.
- via 20th Century Fox