"We've got apes on horses," says director Matt Reeves. "There is a sense in the beginning of the movie that apes have inherited the Earth. You see the species as it takes dominion over the planet. It's an ape-world. That's the fun of it."
The sequel takes place a decade after the events in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011), when humanity has been ravaged by a devastating virus unleashed upon the population. With the simian soldiers slowly establishing their own society, humanity tries to forge a fragile peace, but things don't go to plan.
Andy Serkis returns as the simian leader with Toby Kebbell (War Horse) as Caesar's fellow ape, Koba, as well as a human cast that boasts Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Jason Clarke (Public Enemies), Keri Russell (Dark Skies) and Judy Greer (The Descendants). With Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) also in the cast, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is out on 17 July.