Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves has revealed that he and the actors are working on more physical aspects on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Reeves takes over the director's chair for the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and he says that some of the ape characters were hindered movement wise.

To tackle that the stunt crew and actors are training to move more like apes in a bid to bring a more human side to these characters.

Speaking to the director said: "In the last movie there were a lot of things the apes couldn't do as performers, physically, so they animated them. It's amazing but some of that stuff isn't totally believable. You accept it.

"One of the things in the pursuit to make this as realistic as possible in addition to going on location in the light for a higher level of realism, is to see the movement of the ape stunt performers, not animated.

"The stunt performers trained themselves to move like apes. What they are performing is all real and when you see it translated it will not look animated.

"And I wanted to make sure to bring to the human characters the same level of emotional depth as the apes. I can't give too much away, I'm hiding a little bit. I'm going back to shooting apes climbing trees in the woods."

Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keri Russell and Toby Kebbell are all on the cast list for this film.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is released next year.

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