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The first trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has arrived, featuring the events after the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Human civilization is slowly crumbling while the impending war between man and ape is looming. Caesar and his army prepare to defend their ground, who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species?

Official synopsis:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Poster courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com

Poster courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com

“Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves is serving behind the lens, starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Judy Greer. The film is set for release on July 11, 2014.