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


DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES PRESENTS BEFORE THE DAWN A SERIES INSPIRED BY THE TEN YEARS BETWEEN THE RISE AND THE DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES WHEN A VIRAL PANDEMIC WITH NO KNOWN CURE SWEPT THE GLOBE, ONLY HUMANS IMMUNE TO THE SIMIAN FLU SURVIVED. THOSE WHO REMAINED WITNESSED THE DESTRUCTION OF SOCIETY AS WE KNOW IT. YEAR TEN 10 YEARS EARLIER Ok, so what you wanna do is up here on your shoulder, -In here
-Right there? -Yeah, See? Nice and smooth, good. Ok, ready? Gun down, Bird! Good. Make sure when you pull the trigger, you still move. Okay. [Radio playing in background]
From there I’m probably gonna run to my buddy Chris’ cause [RADIO: HOWEVER, CASES HOW NOW BEEN REPORTED FROM TEXAS..]they live close. You know his parents are gonna be in our sleepover.. [THERE HAVE BEEN 300 NEW RECORDED DEATHS, SINCE THE INITIAL OUTBREAK A FEW WEEKS AGO, [EARLY SIGNS OF INFECTION INCLUDE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS, SOAR THROAT, DIFFICULTY BREATHING,] [FEVER AND HEADACHES.. EYEWITNESSES OF SIMIAN FLU FATALITIES HAVE RECORDED BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE, EYES AND MOUTH] [THE OHPA ARE ADVISING PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK, TO MINIMIZE CONTACT WITH OTHERS, AVOID PUBLIC SPACES..] [SCREAMING AND COUGHING] [RADIO: WE DON’T KNOW WHY.. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM] [THIS IS AN AIRBORNE VIRUS..] [WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS THING CAME FROM..] [WHO’S RESPONSIBLE? SOMEONE HAS..] [..STRESS THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE, DO APPEAR TO BE LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS THAN OTHERS.. I need sterile water, antibiotics, food. What can you do for me? I’ll take a look at that. Can you get me a good deal? Let me take a look at this. So, what are you gonna get today kid?
(OR, It’s all you’re gonna get today kid) [RADIO IN THE BACKGROUND] What’s your name? Jenny. When was the last time you ate? Three days ago. When was the last time you had any water? Two days. I’ll just take a look at you real quick. Any nausea, vomiting? No. Any family left? No. I bet you’re hungry. We’re gonna take care of you from here, and you’re safe with us sweetie, alright? Can I get a meal? [MULTIPLE NEWS BROADCASTING] Don’t move! Get on the ground! Get on the ground! Do you speak English? It’s okay. I need food, water, and medicine. My son is sick.. Fill it up with whatever you can. Food: Agua, comida! It’s okay girls, it’s okay. I’m so sorry. [Woman yelling in Spanish] Medicine! Medicine! [FAMILY PANICKING, SPEAKING SPANISH]
It’s okay, it’s okay! It’s okay, alright. Okay, I got it. [GUNSHOT, YELLING, SCREAMING] [WOMAN AND CHILDREN CRYING] Sorry. Come on man, there’s history in all of this, Simian flu, monkeys. Bullshit man, horseshit. This is a government made virus, designed, manufactured, to put us out of our misery they euthanized us, the CEOs man, and the Congressmen, Senators, Obama.. ..royal families, the Arabs.. ..Donald Trump, that’s who profits from all of this, I guarantee you, they’re having a whole hell of a better time than we are. You got these crazy assholes out here saying: “Monkeys did it” “Nature got us” Bullshit man! Nature got us. What about mad cow diseas.. I don’t remember anybody point a finger at cows. Avian flu. I don’t remember anybody pointing a finger at.. the avians. Maybe I’ll share you today, maybe I won’t share you today. Another time and place I would have called you Tom, I’d put you in a little cage, I’d fed you carrots and lettuce, but not now Tom, [Impersonating Tom] “But I don’t want to be food!” What’s that Tom? You don’t wanna be food? You can’t always get what you want, you ever heard that? Honey! I’m home! I thought we agreed you were gonna have this place clean by the time daddy got home. I’m very disappointed in you. We got rabbit. [Whistles] I mean, really guys, we can do better than this. [GUNSHOT] Hey kid, let’s go. Oh whoa, no. Not that, that’s for me. [WEIRD SOUND IN THE DISTANCE] Stay there. [MORE NOISES] THE GUN
A FILM BY THIRTYTWO A MOTHERBOARD PRODUCTION A PULSE PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
IN THEATRES JULY 11

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