Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the eighth theatrical film in the Apes franchise, released in 2014. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, it's the sequel to the 2011 film Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which began 20th Century Fox's reboot of the original Planet Of The Apes series. Upon theatrical release, the film was immediately met with critical acclaim, with critics praising its visual effects, story, direction, acting, and emotional depth.
The latter is at least partly caused by the wonderful score by acclaimed soundtrack composer Michael Giacchino. He has composed scores for movies, television series and video games, some of his most notable works include the scores to television series such as Lost, games such as the Medal Of Honor and Call Of Duty series, and films such as Mission: Impossible III, The Incredibles, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Cloverfield, Ratatouille, Up and many more. Giacchino has received numerous awards for his work, including an Emmy, multiple Grammys, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.
The first 2000 copies of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes are numbered and pressed on 'silverback' colored vinyl!