Meet Koba in this frightening ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ clip


A chilling new clip has just been released for Matt Reeves’ sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and it is very frightening indeed, and proves that the sequel intends to go to some dark places.

In the clip, which you will have seen part of in the recent UK trailer, we meet Koba who also featured in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In the original film he was played by Christopher Gordon, while in this film he is played by Toby Kebbell. The clip see’s Koba approach two soldiers, and it all begins playful enough until… well just watch the clip.

What we get from this stunning clip is not only a hint at how violent and dark this film will go, but also an example of the jawdropping special effects used to create the Apes. Rupert Wyatt’s original pushed Motion Capture to new heights and superb levels of skill and brilliance, and the sequel promises to better what we saw in the first film. How that is possible is beyond me, but this clip certainly proves that the effects used here are flawless and quite brillant.

Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter franchise), Keri Russell (“The Americans,” Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line), and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30) also star.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). The producers are Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion), Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Tom Hammel (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is executive producing.

Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing a new generation of the cutting edge performance capture technologies developed for Rise of the Apes and Avatar – will again render photo-realistic, emotionally-engaging apes. The film’s key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Seresin, production designer James Chinland, and VFX Supervisors Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon, VFX producers Ryan Stafford, editor Bill Hoy and Stan Salfas, and costume designer Melissa Brunning.

Twentieth Century Fox will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in UK cinemas on 17th July 2014.


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.




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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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