3 Short Prequels To “Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes” Explain 10 Year Gap After “Rise”

July 2, 2014 1:46 AM

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3 Short Prequels To “Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes” Explain 10 Year Gap After “Rise”

Tucked in the credits of Rise of the Planet of the Apes was what descended the earth into a viral epidemic. This so-called Simian Flu is what wiped out most humans and left the apes in a very strong position at the beginning of Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes. Since the gap between the two movies is a massive 10 years, this presents the studio with a chance to fill in the blanks. One way they’ve done this is to create series of three short prequels. Hit the jump to watch.

Motherboard (Vice’s science and tech wing) and 20th Century Fox collaborated on this series to promote the upcoming Vice documentary film titled Island of Apes. In these three shorts we see people struggling to cope with the outbreak. If you started thinking these were filmed on a Walking Dead set, ...

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