“Apes” Video Teases Serkis’ Transformation

20th Century Fox has premiered a new clip for Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the one-minute video starting with actor Andy Serkis in a mo-cap suit showing off his performance as Caesar.

The clip then transitions to Weta Digital’s visual effects elements being added on top to reveal the final shot composition and Serkis’ digital transformation into Caesar.

The third chapter in the rebooted take on the franchise sees the apes forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” opens nationwide on July 14th.