There’s a 15 year gaps between Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, during which time mankind has been decimated by a terrible virus, leaving room for Caesar and his enhanced-ape army to lay the seeds of their own civilisation.
But what happened in-between the two movies?
Now three short film have emerged to give us a look at some of the events that took place, along with a set of rather cool alternative posters, all of which you can see below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.’
And here’s a little info on the three shorts:
Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1)
Directed by Isaiah Seret
Amidst a widespread viral outbreak known as the ‘Simian Flu’, a mother is quarantined after testing positive for the virus, leaving her husband and daughter to fend for themselves.
Struggling to Survive: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 5)
Directed by Daniel Thron
Five years after the Simian Flu all but wiped out humanity, an orphaned teenage girl survives by bartering things she has stolen from dead people’s homes.
Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10)
Directed by “thirty-two”
Follow the journey of a shotgun through the hands of several ill-fated owners as the ‘Simian Flu’ ravages the world around them.