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Andy Serkis previews 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

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Actor Andy Serkis stars in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Actor Andy Serkis stars in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The new movie 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' brings viewers along for the evolution of it's stars: apes.  The film takes place before the iconic 1968 film 'Planet of the Apes' with Charlton Heston.

"That all happens after this sequence. We got back to the original series. We know where we’re going to end up which is the 1968 version," said Andy Serkis who plays Caesar.

Like the original film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a social commentary.

“It’s very much about empathy and prejudice and the necessity to listen to whatever family you’re defending; it’s about being able to embrace the other side. There is a real moment of hope where they both can survive,” said Serkis.

Unlike the Heston hit, the movie which opens on Friday, uses performance capture and not costumes and heavy makeup to transform the characters.

"We use performance capture. Actors drive the digital avatars of the apes. All the acting happens on the set, then the visual affects team takes all the facial expressions, everything is translated to a digital ape’s face,” said Serkis.

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