'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Clip Teases Man/Ape Tension (Video)

The first footage from the movie, directed by "Cloverfield"s' Matt Reeves, reveals a forest-set standoff between human and ape.
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If you go down to the woods today … well, as this first clip from Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes demonstrates, you’d probably be wise to have lots of weapons and a smooth tongue to try and convince the apes that you don’t plan to use them.

In the scene, which picks up on a moment glimpsed in an earlier trailer, a team of humans led by Malcolm (Jason Clarke) and Carver (Kirk Acevedo), are discovered in Muir Woods redwood forest outside of San Francisco by an ape sentry — who is quickly joined by quite a few other apes, demonstrating the tension between man and ape following the outbreak of the ALZ-113 virus in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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The scene premiered on MTV ahead of the network’s exclusive debut of a new trailer for the movie tomorrow night at 11:07 p.m.

Dawn of Planet of the Apes opens in theaters July 11.

Watch the clip below.

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