'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Kicks Off Viral Simian Flu Website

July 20, 2013

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Just yesterday, a prequel comic was revealed that helps bridge the gap between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the forthcoming sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (which we'll be previewing from Comic-Con later today during 20th Century Fox's panel). Now a viral site has gone live warning the population of the Simian Flu, which is the name given to the virus that wipes out the human population after it began spreading during the credits of the first prequel. The website lists the symptoms, along with an interactive map showing how quickly the virus spreads. Plus, there's a PSA which you can watch below now.

Here's the PSA for the Simian Flu from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from

Here's the current synopsis available: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes. Besides Clarke, the cast includes Judy Greer as Cornelia, plus Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to Rupert Wyatt's revival of the sci-fi franchise Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Directing is Matt Reeves, of Let Me In and Cloverfield previously, from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. 20th Century Fox has Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scheduled for release on July 18th, 2014 next summer.

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I wonder how DAWN will play? I mean, I think most people enjoyed RISE so much because they went in with very low expectations. Now everyone will have high expectations, and be stuck with the same silly, or even sillier plot.

DAVIDPD on Jul 20, 2013


I went in with high expectations and I think it was great.

Sklarlight on Jul 21, 2013


I love how millions of people have died and are continuing to die and they still have time to make an awareness video. If this was really going on and that many people had been infected and I saw this video I'd be like "you ignorant pricks couldn't of put this video out sooner???"

N. on Jul 20, 2013



David Banner on Jul 20, 2013

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