A new teaser trailer has been release for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The trailer, released to coincide with the recent Independence Day celebrations, shows a bunch of apes running in Washington, D.C.–including Ceaser. It features some parts of John F. Kennedy’s Independence Day speech from 1962.
“The video does a nice job of juxtaposing JFK’s talk of ‘peace and freedom’ with the fear and panic on display in the footage, as the apes storm the nation’s capital while the humans run for their lives,” reported Total Film.
“To date, we’ve not seen much footage from the early portion of the film, but it looks as though the apes’ rise to power is going to make for some fairly spectacular set-pieces…”
The movie hits theaters on Friday.
“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier,” according to Twentieth Century Fox, describing the film.
“They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Gary Oldman (Dreyfus), Keri Russell (Ellie), and Andy Serkis (Ceasar) are among the stars.