Opening on July 11, the Matt Reeves-helmed ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ furthers the evolution of a world where devastating vius has wiped out most of humanity, but has given apes super intelligence.  Andy Serkis reprises his role as Caesar, the first ape to survive the initial testing process and leader of the ape army. He is joined by an all-new human cast including Gary Oldman, Kerri Russell and Jason Clarke.

The movie picks up many years after the last– 2011’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, Frieda Pinto and John Lithgow– and the world is a much different place.  As shown in that movie, an infected pilot inadvertently causes the Simian Flu to spread worldwide.

Though some humans have survived, they live in huddled camps hiding from the world’s new ape rulers.  As a result, the civilized world we knew has deteriorated into destruction.

20th Century Fox has released a trio of time-lapse video promos to depict this slow entropy in three locations, New York City, San Francisco and London.

You can watch them below:

New York:

San Francisco:


Pretty interesting.  I wonder if more famous cities will get the same destructive treatment?  Paris?  Tokyo?  San Juan?  Are there any notable cities whose fate in this reality you’d like to see?

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