First Behind-The-Scenes stills arrive for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

We have the first stills released from the set of Dawn of The Planet of the apes and it looks as if our pal Andy Serkis is at it again in his monkey…uh we mean, motion capture suit. Check out the images below.

The flick stars Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Judy Greer, William Clarke, and Gary Oldman. Fox’s upcoming sequel is set 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The plot is for the most part under wraps, but we do know two aspects of it… One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.

Matt Reeves, stepping into the shoes originally worn by Rupert Wyatt, is directing the sequel to Fox’s 2011 hit. Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, who penned the first installment, wrote the initial draft for Dawn. Scott Burns had written a draft for Wyatt, but when Reeves came on board, the studio and producers wanted something tailored specifically for him and hired Mark Bomback to do a rewrite. It should also be noted that Bomback did some uncredited script doctoring on Rise. Peter Chernin is back as producer.

Fox has set a May 23, 2014, release date.

Look for more as it comes. Thanks to the UK’s Daily Mail for the following pics which include your first look at Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, and Jason Clarke on set!

Synopsis
A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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