Andy Serkis previews 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' - New York News

Andy Serkis previews 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Posted: Updated:
Actor Andy Serkis stars in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Actor Andy Serkis stars in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
  • Andy Serkis previews 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'More>>

  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Bringing apes to life

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Bringing apes to life

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:38:06 GMT
    The genetically enhanced apes from the previous film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" inherit a post-apocalyptic San Francisco in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." And Andy Serkis reprises his role as top-chimp Caesar. Just as the apes have evolved, so has the technology that depicts them.Through performance capture, we've seen Serkis transform into iconic characters like King Kong and Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" series.
    The genetically enhanced apes from the previous film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" inherit a post-apocalyptic San Francisco in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." And Andy Serkis reprises his role as top-chimp Caesar. Just as the apes have evolved, so has the technology that depicts them.Through performance capture, we've seen Serkis transform into iconic characters like King Kong and Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" series.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The new movie 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' brings viewers along for the evolution of it's stars: apes.  The film takes place before the iconic 1968 film 'Planet of the Apes' with Charlton Heston.

"That all happens after this sequence. We got back to the original series. We know where we’re going to end up which is the 1968 version," said Andy Serkis who plays Caesar.

Like the original film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a social commentary.

“It’s very much about empathy and prejudice and the necessity to listen to whatever family you’re defending; it’s about being able to embrace the other side. There is a real moment of hope where they both can survive,” said Serkis.

Unlike the Heston hit, the movie which opens on Friday, uses performance capture and not costumes and heavy makeup to transform the characters.

"We use performance capture. Actors drive the digital avatars of the apes. All the acting happens on the set, then the visual affects team takes all the facial expressions, everything is translated to a digital ape’s face,” said Serkis.

For more on the movie, visit DawnOfApes.com

  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • Hamptons fundraiser for music in schools

    Hamptons fundraiser for music in schools

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:28:02 GMT
    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is helping get the word out about the VH1 Save The Music Foundation fundraiser in Sagaponack, Long Island on Friday. With funding for music education significantly reduced around the country, the foundation has provided more than $51 million in new musical instruments to 1,900 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country."
    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is helping get the word out about the VH1 Save The Music Foundation fundraiser in Sagaponack, Long Island on Friday. With funding for music education significantly reduced around the country, the foundation has provided more than $51 million in new musical instruments to 1,900 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country."
  • Good Day Cafe: rolls, sushi from SushiSamba

    Good Day Cafe: rolls, sushi from SushiSamba

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:09:16 GMT
    With locations around the world, it's no surprise SushiSamba has become of the most popular Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurants around. This year SushiSamba celebrates 15 years with six locations: New York- West Village on 7th Ave. South, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, Las Vegas and London.
    With locations around the world, it's no surprise SushiSamba has become of the most popular Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurants around. This year SushiSamba celebrates 15 years with six locations: New York- West Village on 7th Ave. South, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, Las Vegas and London.
  • Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:35:45 GMT
    The trailer is out for one of the most highly anticipated movies in years. The adaptation of E.L. James' best-seller, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ is due in theaters February 14. The racy romance novel tells the story of business magnate Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele. In the trailer, Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, and Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, meet for the first time in his office. "It’s the biggest story right now,” said celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
    The trailer is out for one of the most highly anticipated movies in years. The adaptation of E.L. James' best-seller, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ is due in theaters February 14. The racy romance novel tells the story of business magnate Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele. In the trailer, Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, and Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, meet for the first time in his office. "It’s the biggest story right now,” said celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices