WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Featurette Explores WETA’s Visual Effects June 23, 2017 A new behind-the-scenes featurette for the Matt Reeves-directed sequel showcases Andy Serkis’ motion capture performance and the incredible visual effects work by WETA. In WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. Irish release date is July 11, 2017.