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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014): 3 Short Film Prequels

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Short Film Prequels. Matt ReevesDawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) prequel short films collective titled ‘Before the Dawn’ have been released. The first short film is entitled Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1), the second is entitled Struggling to Survive: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 5), and the third is entitled Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10).

On the short films:

these shorts explore the time between the end of the last film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the ten years in which the so-called Simian Flu devastated the human population. Each takes place at a different point in the timeline, marking one, five, and ten-year points in the pandemic.

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.

We previously published these Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ articles:

Four Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Movie Posters

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Teaser Trailer from Matt Reeves

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) US & International Movie Trailers

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Movie Trailer 2, Spot, & Clip

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ plot 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 Earth¹s dominant species.”

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also stars Judy Greer, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kevin Rankin, Keir O’Donnell, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kirk Acevedo, Jason Clarke, Terry Notary, Larramie Doc Shaw, Enrique Murciano, and J.D. Evermore.

Watch the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prequel short films and leave your thoughts on them below in the comments section. For more Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photos, videos, and information, visit our Planet of the Apes Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr or “like” us on FacebookDawn of the Planet of the Apes will be released in US theaters through 20th Century Fox on July 29, 2014.

Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1)

Struggling to Survive: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 5)

Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10)

Source: Slasfilm

 

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