Before the Dawn of the Planet of The Apes
With just over a week to go until the UK release of Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, the marketing machine at 20th Century Fox is really kicking into overdrive. Three short films have been released, bridging the ten year gap between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, that have collectively been called Before the Dawn of the Apes.
Year 1 tells the story of a family split apart by the outbreak of the Simian Flu virus.
Year 5, and most of humanity has been wiped out by the Simian Flu. One orphaned teenager survives by trading items she steals from long abandoned homes.
Year 10, tracks the history of a gun as it passes from person to person from pre-outbreak until the time of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
I actually rather enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes and have been looking forward to the sequel. These short films have certainly got me more excited to see what Caesar and his friends have instore for humanity.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, starring Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis, hits UK cinemas on the 17th July.