Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes confirmed and dated

News Simon Brew 1 Jun 2012 - 05:04

The sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes will arrive in summer 2014…

It’s little surprise this one, but Fox has officially confirmed its planned sequel to the very strong Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Rise managed to resurrect a franchise that was looking utterly dormant, with Rupert Wyatt’s film firmly putting in the past Tim Burton’s disastrous reboot of sorts a decade earlier.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was a sizeable box office and critical hit, banking nearly half a billion dollars in cinemas alone. The follow-up will, it’s been confirmed, go by the name of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, with Wyatt once more directing. This is good news.

What’s more, the release date for the film has been announced, too: you can expect it on May 23rd 2014. That's pretty much everything we've got on the film at the moment, but as more emerges, we'll send it your way. Or, more realistically, post it on the site...

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More good news! And it has a name! Let the storyline speculation ensue...

Excellent news. Loved the last one and have high hopes that they can maintain the quality. Any change it will feature some apes in a shopping mall surreounded by infected Humans? 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a great title---this is going to be an astonishing movie.

Rise was one of my sleeper hits of the year and I'm very glad they are going ahead with more.  the original was such a classic that was damaged by it's numerous follow ups so hopefully these prequels can do the opposite of Lucasfilm's attempts and actually add to the quality of the series.

After watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes I was pleasantly surprised that it was as good as it was. So I'm really pleased they're doing another, but only if Andy Serkis is definitely involved again.... 

Awesome Just a shame we're unlikely to see John Lithgow return in this one. :(

Give me a hell yeah!

YES!  I was so happy when Rise turned out awesome.  I had such high hopes and anticipation and had to sit through months of people slagging it before it was even made. 

When did that trend begin, trashing a movie before it opens, sometimes before it is anything more than an announcement? And that sort of treatment isn't reserved solely for remakes and sequels;  John Carter endured the whole thing too and the box office for a superb movie suffered for it.

I have a great deal of faith in Rupert Wyatt. It goes back to a comment that he makes on the Blu-Ray disc about not using real life performing apes as it would be contrary to the message of the film. I think it just goes to show that there is an intelligence behind this new direction for the Apes series that goes beyond the novelty of "Talking apes go crazy and smash stuff".

Rise was rather underrated, and definitely deserved its success - looking forward to the sequel, though there's a rather long wait right there


I loved the first film but 2 years? a long time to wait...

I never saw the first one but people say that John Lithgow stole the show last time - hopefully they have some more great characters, plus an excellant storylines and don't go all Michael Bay on it.
It would also be interesting to re-introduce the telepaths from the second film Beneath the Planet of the Apes - possible by the invention of new serum that speeds up the evolution of man.

Yea bring back Mark Whalberg!

The new version should show nothing is except from economic difficulties like the humans?

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