Here, you can see Toby Kebbell (War Horse) as the furious Koba with his belligerent faction of ape agitators, as well as Andy Serkis' ape leader Caesar, who seems more warmly inclined towards humans including Jason Clarke's (Public Enemies) Malcolm and Keri Russell's (Dark Skies) Ellie.
"This is now a community of about 2,000 apes," says Serkis of the sequel to 2011 sleeper hit Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. "For the first eight years [after the humanity-devastating virus], the apes were looking down from Muir Woods to San Francisco and could see lights and fires, but now it's gone very quiet. Until this day in our film when this small band of humans comes up. That's suddenly a huge, dividing moment in the lives of these apes. There are some particularly strong reactions to the humans and that's the course of the story."
A decade on from the first reboot, Dawn finds Caesar and his bepawed cohorts holed up in the Ape Village, distant from human survivors, and are trying to establish a new community for themselves. "It's an ape civilisation movie," Reeves recently told Empire. "It's a world you haven't seen before, which is all about: what would these intelligent apes do if they returned to the wild and tried to create a place for their family... and then grow?"
Also joining the cast are Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Judy Greer (The Descendants) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road).
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and will be out here on 17 July.