Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequels About 'Ape Moses' Caesar And His Children

·UK Movies Editor

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The sequels to ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ will be a “grand saga” about Caesar and his children, according to director Matt Reeves, that eventually leads into the original 1968 film.

Reeves, who replaced Rupert Wyatt as director, told Yahoo: “Caesar is like an ape Moses.”

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“[‘Dawn] feels like the start of a grand saga with many chapters that leads through him and though his children to that world. Because this world is quite different to that world.

“That feels like a cool, epic story to me. I thought that we should go back to it being Caesar’s story, because it opens up that possibility.”


He said that the original story for ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ had much less (if any) focus on Caesar.

Reeves’ pitch refocused the story on Andy Serkis’ inspirational primate and bought the chronologically much closer to the events of the first film.

“Matt wanted to linger in Caesar’s journey a lot longer that perhaps it could of gone,” said Serkis.

"He wanted to make it a Caesar-centric story and reach a point where it was still early enough to see the apes evolving. That was a crucial place that Matt dropped anchor and made the film that he wanted to make.”

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ is in cinemas now.

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