“Only if we care can all be saved.”
In a collaboration with Jane Goodall, 20th Century Fox has revealed plans for a sanctuary site at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, located in Republic of Congo, to be named after Andy Serkis‘ lead ape character from the new Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy. Just in time for the release of the series’ latest installment, War for the Planet of the Apes, the sanctuary will be named “Caesar’s Home”, which harkens back to one of the major themes of the prequel saga, as well as the character’s iconic ending line from 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, “Caesar is home”.
The announcement came with the arrival of a new promotional video that describes the partnership with the institute and includes new footage from the latest prequel sequel, due out in theaters July 14th. The video highlights the complex relationship between man and beast and how it relates to the conflicts of the new Apes films.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, The Batman), War for the Planet of the Apes follows Caesar and his apes as they are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). 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.