Matt Reeves is showing up at Comic-Con 2013 this weekend to present some information about his upcoming movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This is the sequel to the popular Rise of the Planet of the Apes, although Reeves is a newcomer to the franchise. Since he is still shooting the movie, the Comic-Con 2013 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes panel won’t be able to offer too much, but maybe Reeves will have some special footage rendered to tease audiences with at SDCC.
In a recent interview, Reeves said that this story does not take place as far into the future as originally planned, and mentions that the apes evolved very fast and he wanted to really work to tie it into the first film.
I wanted to extend what I thought was achieved so brilliantly, the emotional connection with Caesar, with a greater sense of realism in the world, the face of it and scale of it. Where the first movie ends on the precipice of a major shift about to happen in the world, I wanted to come into that story. It’s definitely a bigger ape world, but it still centered on Andy Serkis as Caesar, it’s his POV.
He also said that a big switch in this movie is to shoot most of it in the apes world, and motion capture was utilized to its fullest. While some of the action will take place in San Francisco, most of it takes place in the Muir Woods where the apes start to build their own society.
Hopefully, the Comic-Con 2013 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes can show some of the work that Reeves has been doing. The panel takes place on Saturday and the movie comes out n July 2014.
Source: Indie Wire