20th Century Fox recently provided the world with their first textual glimpse of their new fantasy film sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes in the form of its first official plot synopsis. Now we’re back (briefly) from our hiatus, we thought we’d belatedly share it with you in case you missed it first time! Here’s the synopsis: “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.”
Now, given that this prequel franchise is meant to set up the overarching storyline of the classic Planet Of The Apes movies, it feels fairly safe to assume that said ‘dominant’ species will eventually turn out to be our primate predecessors. Nevertheless, with 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes having earned our Film Of The Year award at the time, there’s rightly plenty of expectation on Matt Reeves’ production team to deliver in what could well be one of the greatest films of the near future.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes roars into cinemas worldwide on May 23rd, 2014.