There’s no arguing the motion capture work Andy Serkis has delivered since his days of The Lord Of The Rings and to the Planet Of The Apes rebooted franchise, is extraordinary. He deserves the credit, the praise, he’s an ambassador of the animation technique hopefully soon he will get awards for his work. In just over 7 days time War For The Planet Of The Apes will be in the UK cinemas and today 20th Century Fox Pictures has released a new featurette called ‘Face Of Caesar’. The new clip showcases the motion capture as Andy Serkis performs a scene from the film transforming into Caesar. Check it out…
You could say this could be another step closer to AI and humanity becoming virtually identical which makes this terrifying.As Computer technology and software can interact naturally now with the actor whom there capturing, it’s a true art not just from the animator but the actor. This clip may be short but sweet, you get a glimpse of the magic in action and why new awards have to be created to celebrate these talented people.
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.
Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval and directed by Matt Reeves. War For The Planet Of The Apes arrives in UK and Irish cinemas from 11th July (14th July in the USA).