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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014): Matt Reeves is Sequel Director

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Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director. Matt Reeves has been selected as the director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Matt Reeves is replacing Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, who “left the project due to a rumored problem with the production and release schedule.”

On the writers and plotline of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:

Once again written by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which will continue the story of Caesar (Andy Serkis) and tell the next chapter of how he, along with the help of a rapidly spreading virus, will eventually change the world into what’s seen in the 1968 film starring Charlton Heston.

On Caesar and James Franco’s character from the first film:

Andy Serkis has signed for the sequel but other cast members, chief among them James Franco, have not yet been confirmed to return.

I am looking forward to seeing what Reeves does with the sequel. Are you?

Leave your thoughts on Matt Reeves directing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes below in the comments section. For more Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photos, videos, and information, visit our  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter or on FacebookDawn of the Planet of the Apes will be released in US theaters through the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation on March 23, 2014.


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  • Jay

    Loved the first one, hopefully this one will be just as good.

  • Hopefully this one will be better. How the virus was spread was asinine.

    Would they really let a human exposed to a experimental disease out of the lab? Please.

  • Jay

    I guess they did left out some major theories, hopefully they will clear that out. For me,I was just surprised when i watched this movie cos’ my expectations were very low.

  • It was better than I expected in many scenes.

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