Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is about a group of evolved apes who have taken over the Muir Woods, while human civilization has declined. Conflict arises when human survivors encounter the ape civilization and both sides rest on the brink of war. See the film to find out who will become Earth’s dominant species!
According to production notes, British Columbia’s lush forests were used to depict the Muir Woods for the film, “Jason Clarke talks about walking onto set in the middle of a lush rainforest in British Columbia: ‘It’s simply amazing – old-growth forest, 3D cameras, motion cap cameras, wires going everywhere, smoke machines, fog machines, rain and mud, a crew of hundreds and then there’s 50 actors performing as apes walking around the forest. I always prefer shooting on location rather than on a soundstage. It just brings so much in terms of realism to the project. This goes for the actors portraying the human characters and for the ‘apes actors’ as well. These guys are not just sitting in a volume. They’ve got to interact with people and the forest and the mud and everything else and the rocks and the stones and the rain.’”
For more information on how British Columbia’s lush forests were transformed for the film check out the links below!