Del Toro & Reeves On Fox's Director Shortlist For DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Last week we learned that Rupert Wyatt had stepped down as director for Fox's follow up to the brilliant Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and now Deadline have 7 names that might potentially take his place - and quite a few should prove very popular choices..
20th Century Fox has come up with a short list to replace Rupert Wyatt as the director of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and Deadline have spilled the beans - according to them, the directors currently being looked at are Matt Reeves, J Blakeson, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Juan Antonio Bayona and Jeff Nichols. - And, you can add two very exciting names to that list: the site just updated their article and added Guillermo del Toro and Rian Johnson to the mix too.
Apparently Reeves is "top of the list". The Cloverfield director just today stepped away from Warner Bros. planned remake of The Twilight Zone citing schedule conflicts, perhaps that's because the Apes sequel is now on that schedule? I don't need to list Del Toro's credentials to you guys, and of course Johnson has Looper coming out soon. Fresnadillo helmed 28 Weeks Later and the Clive Owen horror flick Intruders, Blakeson directed The Disappearance of Alice Creed and The Decent 2, Bayona - The Orphanage and this year's The Impossible, and Jeff Nichols brought us the very impressive Take Shelter. So, out of these guys, who would you like to see get the gig and why? Sound off below.
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