Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes director chosen

News Simon Brew 2 Oct 2012 - 06:29

Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves is set to helm the Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes follow-up...

Fox has moved relatively quickly here. When it was revealed that Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt was leaving the follow-up (reportedly due to the tighter production schedule), it wasn't long before a shortlist of potential directors popped up. As it turns out, it was the one cited as the favourite at the time that's now got the job.

Multiple sources are reporting, then,  that Fox has chosen Matt Reeves to direct Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. Reeves, who's best known for Cloverfield and Let Me In, will be quickly getting down to work. The movie is set for release in the summer of 2014, but it also, of course, relies heavily on post-production effects work, that's going to need a lot of time. Expect the film to shoot next year.

More on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes as we get it. This also, incidentally, explains Reeves' recent decision to step away (for the time being at least) from The Twilight Zone movie, which he was set to direct.

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The shooting style of the first movie lends itself well to his direction. Let's hope he gets a good grip on the script though and continues to give us a look into the evolution of the apes as a society as humanity goes down the pan following the end credits sequence of 'Rise...'

So no aardvark involvement then. I now fear for the quality of the finished film.

Hope this turns out well.

For a second I thought it was a woman named Dawn and I was indescribably excited.

I really enjoyed Cloverfield a lot. Fingers crossed he clicks with the material and we get a quality film.

Oh that's a pity, so it will be basically a straight copy of some other film now then? Ho hum.

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