Ok so if you're a fan of the franchise then you may want to not read the following information that may or may not be revealed in subsequent trailers. One would assume that it may, but it may not as well so if you want a pristine viewing of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in July, keep that in mind.
Can't wait to see this native 3D production (3ality Technica rigs) see light in my local theater!
Gary Oldman gave some details on his character and the story around him in DOTPOTA which takes place 10 years after RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
"He's (Oldman's character) the sort of designated leader if you will of this community of those who were lucky enough to survive the flu, the disease and ensuing social uprising from it - so they're sort of survivors... and he was a police officer, so he's more of the kind of elected leader. And they need power and there's a power station and some of my people go out and see if it's operational, if it's still out there, and then they discover that there's a whole community of apes living there. We believed that they were all completely fire-bottomed and wiped out.
(Oldman's character) experienced great loss, personally and there's only one answer for him and that's to wipe them out. I see him as sort of the hero of the piece.
(Director Matt Reeves) was more interested in not just keeping the franchise alive but he wanted to make it more of a human story; he wanted to explore what had happened and keep it more focused on the human side of it before the story becomes the PLANET OF THE APES as we know it from the original."
More info when we get it! DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES opens on July 11.