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Apes Get Armed in a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Teaser Image

The very first teaser image from director Matt Reeves’ upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has come online along with a tagline, “Evolution becomes revolution.” You can check it out after the jump!

The first film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was directed by Rupert Wyatt and earned an impressive $481.8 million worldwide on a budget of $93 million. The August 5, 2011 release starred James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set for a Memorial Day 2014 release. Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are providing the screenplay. Returning producers include Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

UPDATE: Although it was posted through official channels, the below image is actually a 1992 art piece by Albert Watson, titled “Monkey with Gun.” You can visit his online gallery by clicking here.