DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Casts Kodi Smit-McPhee

The young Let Me In/The Road actor has joined Jason Clarke as one of the leads in the sequel to Rupert Wyatt's brilliant Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. His exact role is unknown for now, but read on for what details we do have..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/22/2013


Matt Reeves will re-team with Let Me In actor Kodi Smit-McPhee for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. Deadline report the news and mention that he'll play a lead role, but don't reveal which character he'll play. The other day we found out that Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke would play the main lead, and we also found out some new plot details. The movie will be set 15 years after the last one, with a group of scientists struggling to survive alone in San Francisco, while Caesar, played by a returning Andy Serkis, tries to maintain dominance over his kingdom. The script is currently being written by Mark Bomback (Total Recall, The Wolverine), with Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa on board to produce. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is set to hit theaters May 23rd, 2014.









Source: Deadline
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TheSuperguy - 2/22/2013, 4:34 PM
VERY worried about this film...
RorMachine - 2/22/2013, 4:42 PM
Very good director and two great actors so far..I'm optimistic.
Reasonnnn - 2/22/2013, 4:57 PM
Solid young actor.
superherofan21 - 2/22/2013, 5:05 PM
I loved the last one. Looking forward to this one.
superherofan21 - 2/22/2013, 5:05 PM
I just wish James Franco was back. I didn't really feel like there was closure to his character.
Ocelot - 2/22/2013, 5:06 PM
oh this was the kid in the road
AnitaDick - 2/22/2013, 5:09 PM
They should have made a sequel to Tim Burton's movie. At least it would have had a chance to explain some things in that one so it could make sense more. But no, fans pissed and moaned about it so they pussed out and made an unnecessary reboot. Sure, Rise was good but I liked the Burton movie better.
JoeMomma29 - 2/22/2013, 5:14 PM
I am posting this for Gusto and Batz they seemed to like it quite a bit!

AnitaDick - 2/22/2013, 5:15 PM
It wasn't that bad. It's just that Burton never got around to making a sequel to explain everything. Sure it was confusing but it was a nice setup for a 2nd which would have probably helped it make more sense. It could have been a kickass series of films. The costume designs were nice and the acting was really good. One of Burton's most underrated movies ever.
Christuffer - 2/22/2013, 5:16 PM
He's a good actor, there's hope for this yet.
AnitaDick - 2/22/2013, 5:23 PM
Roth was great. It wasn't the best movie but still a nice effort to create a new series. Just a shame we'll never get to see what could have been.
AnitaDick - 2/22/2013, 5:29 PM
Rise was good. Very surprising. Greaty storytelling. Hopefully Dorn of the Planet of the Apes will be just as good or even better.
thewonderer - 2/22/2013, 5:38 PM
Andy Serkis and Jason Clarke are fantastic actors.

This kid doesn't look half bad. Whatevs

I love Matt Reeves too, Cloverfield is one of my favorite films of all time.
13echo - 2/22/2013, 5:39 PM
Just watched "Let me in" last October, kids a good actor.
Durango95 - 2/22/2013, 5:39 PM
That a...girl? Or a dude?
TheRealDorkKnight - 2/22/2013, 5:46 PM
I went to school with that kid lol I was in class with his older sister I spun out just then when I saw this
JoeMomma29 - 2/22/2013, 6:15 PM
Now now do not hurt yourself Gusto remember you are old!!!!
InfiniteMonkey - 2/22/2013, 6:21 PM
Kodi Smit is girl right?...
TheRealDorkKnight - 2/22/2013, 9:28 PM
Nah kodi is a boy lol
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 2/22/2013, 11:24 PM
Love the originls, love the reboot, very excited.
Nubase - 2/23/2013, 2:20 AM
the movie will do well, l still remmeber the hate the first one was getting on this site when it was being made and when the movie came out it shocked then world of how good it was cause, it explained everything especially the demise of the humans via the virus and the apes being immnue to it and also the link to the astronauts lost in space during the period it all happened.

They have found the right formula and they will stick with it, l have no worries for this movie at all
bonesmcgee - 2/23/2013, 2:22 AM
When I read comments like 'I wouldn't call either of these actors great', what is this based on exactly?

Both Jason Clarke and Kdoi Smit-McPhee are great actors. Especially Clarke. So is it the case of "I don't know this people, therefore I will dismiss them" fanboyism, or "I haven't seen them in a lot but i'll just jump the gun out of ignorance" fanboyism?
AC1 - 2/23/2013, 4:37 AM
@bonesmcgee personally I wouldn't call either of them 'great actors', simply because I'd reserve that for the upper echelon of actors, true screen legends like Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day Lewis, James Dean etc, or perhaps the best of the younger generation of actors, like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Heath Ledger or Bradley Cooper.

Jason Clarke is very good from what little I've seen of him (Lawless is the one I really remember him in), but he's not exactly great yet, as he's never really had a chance to achieve greatness. I've never seen Kodi Smit-McPhee in anything so I can't comment, but considering how young he is, it's very unlikely that he could've achieved acting greatness yet. Again, that doesn't mean that I think he's a bad actor (I've never seen him in anything), just that the term 'great' should be reserved for the very best.
Ocelot - 2/23/2013, 9:32 AM
@ACira Clarke was really good in Zero dark thirty
TheSuperguy - 2/23/2013, 2:07 PM
Would be kinda cool if the 3rd or 4th film was a remake of the original that was actually good.

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