By Joanna Crawley On June 8, 2014

WATCH: Andy Serkis Talks Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes And Introduces Jaw-Dropping Footage

The man behind Caesar discusses the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel

EntertainmentWise were lucky enough to catch a special Q&A with the talented Andy Serkis this week, where the actor and performance capture master opened up on his new movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Serkis has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters of the past decade including Peter Jackson's LOTRs series, new smash Godzilla and King Kong while he's also been cast in an as yet unnamed role in JJ Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII.

For his new project, Serkis has returned to the role of Caesar, the ape who James Franco adopted in 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Set ten years later, Dawn of sees Caesar return but Franco is long gone as the chimp leads a community of 2000 apes in the forestland outside San Francisco.

Meanwhile, down in the city, a small band of human survivors struggle to fight against the virus that has all but wiped out the global population.

Serkis returns as Caesar

Bringing one ape, let alone 2000, to life on the big screen is no mean feat, with Serkis explaining in this video how a group of just 15 performers played a community of gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees.

The star also introduces some amazing footage from the movie and talks about the future of performance capture technology. Check out the video above.

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