Gary Oldman is joining the cast of Matt Reeves' upcoming sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" at 20th Century Fox.
Set 15 years after the events of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", Dawn finds most of humanity wiped out and the intelligent apes ruling over the world. A small group of San Francisco-based scientists form a resistance against the apes.
Oldman plays the leader of a human colony, a diplomatic type who has a military background and was, interestingly enough, a former police commissioner. He joins a cast that includes Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Mark Bomback penned the script and shooting kicks off this spring. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are producing.