Humanity is in dire straits in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (in theaters July 12), and this new video highlights how they got there.
The brief clip – designed to act as a bridge between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the new film – shows that simian flu is running wild, and that mankind has no real way to stop it. Humans, once rulers of our planet, are now dying off in record numbers, and society is collapsing.
It’s pretty harrowing stuff, but probably not anywhere near as frightening as the new world order that rises from the ashes of our civilization. Caeser and his intelligent apes are lords of the planet in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, but humanity isn’t entirely down for the count. There’s a war coming – between the ape army and the remnants of humankind – and the fate of the world appears to hang in the balance.
Check out the clip below. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will overrun theaters near you this July 12.