At this last New York Comic-Con held at the Javits Centre in Manhattan, Twentieth Century Fox and Weta Digital brought to fans at New York Comic-Con this past weekend an incredible WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Motion Capture Experience.
Joined by Karin Konoval (Maurice) and Terry Notary (Rocket), fans were treating to a one-of-a-kind experience to become a part of the beloved trilogy through Weta Digital’s state-of-the-art Mo-Cap technology during the “Bad Ape Chase” that allowed fans to be fitted into partial Mo-Cap suits, mount a horse simulator and be mapped into their own version of the film’s “Bad Ape Chase” scene.
In addition, Konoval and Notary gave fans a special treat by surprising fans during the “Caesar’s Army” experience were fans had the opportunity to use arm extensions like the ones used by the Mo-Cap stunt performers and train in the basics of ape-like movements. The demonstration and tutorial was hosted by Terry Notary (“Rocket”) and Karin Konoval (“Maurice”) giving an inside look into how they build the characters for Apes.
“A magnificent film, daringly conceived on an epic scale. It’s as if no one bothered to tell the filmmakers that Hollywood doesn’t do grandeur anymore. Andy Serkis’s performance is so subtle, complex and convincing that I caught myself wondering at one point where they’d found an ape capable of conveying such an extraordinary range of emotions.” Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL
By turns, serious war movie and epic adventure, this soulful saga sees Caesar and his followers forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. Both leaders have to face their darker instincts in a thought-provoking meditation on what it means to be human, and humane. Breathtaking state of the art effects married with powerful performances and a poignant narrative create a measured and timely study of war and intolerance.
#WarForThePlanet – WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Director: Matt Reeves
Written by: Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves
Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Cast: ANDY SERKIS, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer & Terry Notary
Digital Download Now Available Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 24th
The PLANET OF THE APES Trilogy Set Featuring RISE, DAWN and WAR Also Debuts October 24th – Special Features Include Six Documentary Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary with the Director and Much More