Charlton Heston lends his voice to new War for the Planet of the Apes teaser

Contributed by
May 15, 2017

No one could ever mistake the booming baritone voice of Charlton Heston, and his mellifluous words add a geeky depth to this latest teaser for Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes.

Heston starred in the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film as the stranded astronaut Taylor who stared up incredulously at the derelict Statue of Liberty at the movie's finale and then reprised his role briefly in the 1970 sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes.

Here he recites stirring lines for a teaser to herald tomorrow's final full trailer, juxtaposed against historical footage and dynamic images from the upcoming film. But the lines are not from an old Planet of the Apes film, they are actually a vintage audio recording of Heston quoting William Faulkner's famous Nobel Prize-winning acceptance speech in 1950, but still they resonate well against this cinematic backdrop.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary and Karin Konoval, Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes breaks out on July 14.

Swing into the official synopsis once more then crank it up for Chuck:

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.

(Via Coming Soon)