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WATCH: First Trailer for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' Starring Clarke, Oldman, Russell and Serkis

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 18, 2013 at 12:49PM

A first trailer has arrived for Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis. Watch below.
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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

A first trailer has arrived for Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis, among others. Watch below.

TOH! sat down with director Reeves ("Let Me In") at this past summer's Comic-Con, and got the scoop on various secrets about the upcoming film, which is the follow-up installment to Rupert Wyatt's 2011 "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," which took in a worldwide haul of $483 million.

This film is set several years in the future after "Rise," when ape Caesar (mo-capped Serkis) is leading a primate uprising. Here's the official synopsis:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

The 20th Century Fox film hits theaters July 11, 2014.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.