Producer on 'War for the Planet of the Apes' And Having the Best Opening Scene of the Franchise
Slashfilm landed a set visit and a chat with producer Dylan Clark, who has shepherded the three modernised Ape films that have given the franchise a well earned renaissance.
Clark suggests a two year gap between War and Dawn, saying that "what we never wanted to do was jump too far down the road so that we weren't watching really detailed chapters into where the apes were in their intelligence. The fun is watching the next year of evolution."
He calls the beginning of the film the best of the franchise. "I think the audience has been waiting for this kind of fight to happen but I also think they don't want to just see human army vs. ape army. You can't have an entire movie of that.
"What I love about it - is that the journey really is the war inside of Caesar. We’re in the apes’ point of view. We’re experiencing this movie through Caesar. Last movie — Koba took a lot of the stuff. Koba was fantastic. The narrative weight is now on Caesar’s back for this one."