‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: New ‘Virus’ Promo Released

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is hitting theaters in two short weeks and when it does, we’ll finally see the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and continued into Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It’s been a long journey for Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his tribe of apes, one that will ultimately culminate in a brutal conflict with an army of human soldiers lead by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson).

20th Century Fox UK has released a new video for the film documenting the spread of the Simian Flu virus throughout the world and its evolution. This virus has been a very important factor in the fall of man and the rise of apes, killing 9 in every 10 humans and wiping most of humanity off the face of the Earth, all while making the apes smarter. But those that survived were not left without any scars of their own.

Check out the video below:

Directed by Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Max Lloyd-Jones, Devyn Dalton, Michael Adamthwaite, Ty Olson and Alessandro Juliani. Here is the official synopsis for the film:

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.

War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017. Check out my review of the film here.

Source: 20th Century Fox UK

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).