Coming Soon reports that Oldman will be boarding the project as the leader of a human colony. The newest sequel reportedly is set 15 years after "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," with scientists hiding out and battling to survive, while Caesar, the ape protagonist of the original played by Serkis, struggles to keep up his position as the leader of the primates.
"Total Recall" remake writer Mark Bomback penned the script after Scott Z. Burns' draft was passed on when original helmer Rupert Wyatt left the project. Oldman's got Robert Luketic's "Paranoia" opposite Harrison Ford next and then the "RoboCop" remake will follow. Oh, and in case you're wondering, no, James Franco isn't coming back. "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" rises May 23, 2014.