Fox is teaming up with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide care for rescued chimpanzees.
The institute provides sanctuary for nearly 150 rescued animals on three forested island sites and a mainland sanctuary site at the Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Republic of Congo. The institute has named the housing on Tchindzoulou island, the largest of the three island sanctuary sites, after Caesar.
The studio made the announcement earlier today, five weeks before Matt Reeves' War For The Planet Of The Apes arrives in theatres on July 14th.
Fox released a new video to accompany the announcement, which can be seen below...
Reeves said in a statement Monday, “It is an honor and a privilege to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute in providing needed care for our closest living animal relatives. Over the course of filming Caesar’s cinematic journey, it’s fascinated me to learn so much about apes and chimpanzees, these amazing, sentient animals who organize, strategize and even socialize in much the same way as humans. Our hope is this reimagined Apes franchise will spark a fresh awareness, compassion and respect for these majestic species for generations to come.”
In ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. 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.
Starring Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Gabriel Chavarria, Chad Rook, Andy Serkis and Judy Greer, War For The Planet Of The Apes swings into theaters on July 14, 2017.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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