First TV Spot for 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Announces a Contest
"Simply submit a video of your most life-like ape imitation." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a TV spot for the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes sequel, but it's actually more of an announcement for a contest they're hosting to win a walk-on role. The TV spot features only behind-the-scenes footage of the film currently shooting, since it's a major production and they just started a month ago (and it doesn't come out until 2017). Actor/filmmaker Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, joins director Matt Reeves in the video to introduce the contest and remind everyone that the next Apes movie is already in production. One winner will receive a chance to come to set, wear a suit and actually become an ape in the movie. That's awesome.
Here's the first TV spot for Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes sequel, from Fox's YouTube:
War for the Planet of the Apes is once again being directed by Matt Reeves (of Cloverfield, Let Me In), who also directed the outstanding Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. "As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of Dawn. That is going to take us into the world of what he is grappling with. Where [Caesar] is going to be thrust into circumstances that he never, ever wanted to deal with, and was hoping he could avoid. And now he is right in the middle of it." The screenplay is written by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves. The cast includes Andy Serkis as Caesar, plus Steve Zahn, Mercedes de la Zerda, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Chavarria, and Woody Harrelson as a villain. Fox will release War for the Planet of the Apes starting July 14th, 2017 a few summers from now. Stay tuned. Follow Reeves - @mattreevesLA.