War for the Planet of the Apes “Making History” Weta Featurette

For Freedom. For Family. For the Planet. Twentieth Century Fox has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for War for the Planet of the Apes.

Making History” highlights Andy Serkis‘ amazing performance in the movie and the incredible VFX work done by Weta Digital to bring this movie to life. Over the course of three films, Weta Digital has mastered the art of translating human actors to apes. The apes level of sentience has developed throughout each film and so too have Weta Digital’s techniques and toolsets. Developing some of the most advanced techniques in the industry Weta artists employ these tools to create exceptional CG characters.

The film was directed by Matt Reeves and stars Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary and Andy Serkis who reprises his role as Caesar.

Synopsis:

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

The third entry in the reboot franchise is set to release in 3D theaters on July 14th.

 

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