Sets of alternative poster art for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes have surfaced for our viewing pleasure. We’ve also got three prequel short films that were created for the movie that focus on the 10 years between the first movie and this sequel.
The poster above was created by Janee Meadows, a Los Angeles-based freelance illustrator. It’s an updated version – her first had to be redone because she accidentally used Gary Oldman’s face from The Dark Knight on the first go round. It’s a piece that’s clearly reflective of her graphic arts style, matched alongside the other works displayed on her page.
The second one was created by UK artist Matt Needle with Caesar the ape leader looking rather disgruntled for a chimp that’s about to be king of the world. Following that is one by Mainger. Their portfolio includes Tron: Legacy and other flicks.
Rounding out the fearsome five are Zombie Yeti, which “describes its work by defining a new term; a self proclaimed movement called ‘Esoteric Americana’” and Pratt grad Orlando Arocena, who opted for a vector pop-deco take on his interpretation.
Just to fit the theme, I’m also including some interesting new videos from Motherboard which artfully dramatize the process of “simian flu” and how it slowly takes us down from Years 1, 5 and 10, respectively. In The Walking Dead universe, these would be considered “webisodes” – shorts made for online viewing that fill in gaps between seasons or major plot elements. These do that for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. Smart apes aren’t in the same category as zombies but they do both represent the rise of Hell on Earth for humankind. That said, enjoy. And say peace out to all your good-time buddies because the monkeys aren’t kidding.
The sequel is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and some very ticked off apes. It drops July 11th, 2014.