Watch Planet Of The Apes Spin-Off ‘Story Of The Gun’

This new short film bridges the 10-year gap between this year’s Apes film and the 2011 film

If you’ve got a spare 15 minutes today, you could do a lot worse than spend it watching ‘Story Of The Gun’, a short film set in the 10 years between the events of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and this summer’s sequel, Dawn

There’s no James Franco or Gary Oldman here, only a series of vagabonds competing for survival as Simian flu devastates America.

Focusing on one shotgun’s journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland, the film (put together by Vice's Motherboard team) shows just how tough life has become since the first film.

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One of three shorts bridging the gap between the two Apes... films, Story Of The Gun is not quite as satisfying as other films exploring the same themes, but if you can’t wait for this month’s Apes film to swing into cinemas (or for The Walking Dead to return this October) this should keep your end-of-the-world cravings ticking over nicely.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is released on July 18


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