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Fox releases first trailer for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

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Karen Butler
Actor Andy Serkis appears backstage at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actor Andy Serkis appears backstage at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox has released its first trailer for its futuristic action picture War for the Planet of the Apes.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller and Terry Notary. It is set for theatrical release July 14.

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"Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel," said a synopsis accompanying Friday's 2-minute YouTube clip for the third chapter of the re-booted franchise.

"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."

The trailer was unveiled Thursday at Fox's 2017 film showcase for the media in New York.

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