Watch the explosive new trailer for ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’

It's the third installment of the rebooted 'Planet of the Apes' film franchise

The first trailer for the forthcoming film War For The Planet Of The Apes has been released.

The movie will be the third in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, which began in 2011 with the James Franco-starring Rise of the Planet of the Apes and continued with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014.

War For The Planet Of The Apes will once again star Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis as the chief ape, Caesar, who leads an army of primates against human adversaries who are commanded by the dastardly Colonel, played by True Detective‘s Woody Harrelson.

The synopsis reveals further what is in store for fans in the new film: “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 this 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.”

Watch the first trailer for War For The Planet Of The Apes below.

War For The Planet Of The Apes will be released on July 14 2017.