Matt Reeves To Direct Third PLANET OF THE APES Movie

Matt Reeves To Direct Third PLANET OF THE APES Movie

20th Century Fox are clearly happy with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as the filmmaker has now signed on to both write and helm a planned third instalment of the franchise. Hit the jump for further details!

According to Deadline, Matt Reeves has signed up to direct a sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have begun screening his cut of the movie and must be happy with what they see to make this move before the sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes is released. His directing deal is said to be complete, while negotiations are ongoing for him to pen the script alongside Mark Bomback. Apparently, it's "likely that Reeves will go right into the third film, a priority for the studio." Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer. It's set for release on Memorial Day weekend, July 18th, 2014.
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Reasonnnn - 1/7/2014, 4:17 PM
Matt Reeves will get to do whatever original project he wants if Dawn and Planet of the Apes 3 do well financially a la Nolan with TDK trilogy leading to Inception and Interstellar.
ezio619 - 1/7/2014, 4:20 PM
cool, out of the 8 movies that i am anticipating the most, its no 5 behind the superhero films, so technically its my most anticipted on superhero film of the year,i loved RISE, it was agreat film, matt reeves idk,i think he can pull it off even though i didnt really care for cloverfield and didnt see let me in, i have faith he can pull it off
Interestein - 1/7/2014, 4:21 PM
Reeves is a phenomenal director, I loved every minute of LET ME IN. I loved RISE, and I'm really looking forward to DAWN. Hopefully the third will be a remake of the original, that would be sweet.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/7/2014, 4:31 PM
Story was shit though, batz...
TheRationalNerd - 1/7/2014, 4:31 PM
All of this news today is *puts on shades* driving me BANANAS!!!

"Wrath of the Planet of the Apes!"

-Bring it!
NovaCorpsFan - 1/7/2014, 4:32 PM
If they remake the original, d'you think they'd go back to Apes makeup or stick with the mo-cap.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/7/2014, 4:32 PM
This is great news but what about Cloverfield Seriously
McNyagano - 1/7/2014, 4:33 PM
Was the first movie any good? I never watched it :/
TheRationalNerd - 1/7/2014, 4:34 PM
Now all we need is a Prometheus 2 confirmation from Fox and I'm calling up my boy Bishop to get me out of this timeline! lol
TheRationalNerd - 1/7/2014, 4:36 PM

Oh man, you've got to see it! I don't joke around when it comes to spoilers but trust me it's worth it my brotha!
ALmazing - 1/7/2014, 4:37 PM
I'll wait until I see Dawn to be exited about this.
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 4:38 PM
@ McNyagano

You haven't seen Rise???!!!!

Do yourself a favor and see it ASAP. IMO it's one of the best sci-fi films of the last 10 years.
Supermandatory - 1/7/2014, 4:39 PM
I really hope the third one deals with ones who got lost in space on the mission to Mars in the first one.. Have them come back missing the events of Rise and Dawn and come back like "Where are we"? Your on The Planet of the Apes!!
MrCBM56 - 1/7/2014, 4:40 PM

[frick] YEAH!!! See it ASAP

JamesMan - 1/7/2014, 4:42 PM
Excited as hell! Loved Rise and Dawn looks great!
TheRationalNerd - 1/7/2014, 4:44 PM
(Spoiler Warning for McNyagano)
Supermandatory - 1/7/2014, 4:39 PM
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I really hope the third one deals with ones who got lost in space on the mission to Mars in the first one.. Have them come back missing the events of Rise and Dawn and come back like "Where are we"? Your on The Planet of the Apes!!

^^^This guy knows his movies^^^

I didn't think too many people even caught on about that brief cameo in the movie
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 4:47 PM
Not sure about the idea of another remake of the original. Honestly, I'd perfer it just focus on Caesar and his journey before the events of that film.
JamesMan - 1/7/2014, 4:47 PM
And in other news, happy 50th to the biggest CBM actor of all time!
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 4:47 PM
It's just they already tried it once and it sucked.
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 4:51 PM



MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 4:53 PM
I now declare this thread an official Nic Cage thread in honor of his 50th!

Supermandatory - 1/7/2014, 4:55 PM

Yeah the first time I saw the movie I knew where they were going with it and I just thought it was brilliant.. I hope they throw in some more Easter eggs in Dawn for the ones miss it in the first.. This could be one of the best trilogies if they do it right.. But kinda think that's exactly the route they're taking.. Can't wait for Dawn
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 4:55 PM
And here's one for me:

JamesMan - 1/7/2014, 4:56 PM
Hemogoblin - 1/7/2014, 4:57 PM
Great news
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 5:03 PM
@ BlackJack10

JamesMan - 1/7/2014, 5:04 PM
This music must play on his birthday!

MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 5:04 PM
And here's one for Gusto:

MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 5:06 PM
@ JamesMan

God I f*ckin love that scene, ol' Cagey just bein' himself y'know.
TheRationalNerd - 1/7/2014, 5:06 PM

That would be beautiful man! I don't know you may be right on track with your theory, either way I'm behind it 100% bring on the Dawn Fox!
JamesMan - 1/7/2014, 5:07 PM
Somebody better put these two over the top acting titans together in a movie very soon, make it happen NOW!

JamesMan - 1/7/2014, 5:08 PM

I have the urge to go watch Face/off... [frick] it I'm going to go watch Face/off
sikwon - 1/7/2014, 5:22 PM
The mars mission is going to pay off. Big. Time.
McNyagano - 1/7/2014, 5:24 PM
@Napoleon, The BlackNerd,& MrCBM

I know lol xD Thanks guys, I'll buy the blu ray this week-end and check it out, :)
NovaCorpsFan - 1/7/2014, 5:25 PM

Yeah, the man had great screen presence.

"The only sacred human ritual takes place below the waist!"
Humby - 1/7/2014, 5:46 PM
I wonder if they'll finally call this third one "Planet of the Apes."

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes

As superficial as this desire is, I sure hope so...
SuperCat - 1/7/2014, 5:56 PM
DrunkenNukem - 1/7/2014, 5:57 PM
shit this thread has been "caged"
TheRationalNerd - 1/7/2014, 6:05 PM
It'll be called "Wrath of the Planet of the Apes" according to an article here on CBM posted in 2011. It was like an interviw with the director and how they saw each film setting up.

Rise features Caesars Rise to power o becoming the Ape leader
Dawn with feature Caesars loss of power to another ape
Wrath Caesar will reclaim his role but through what circumstances

That's basically how I paraphrased it.
MrCameron - 1/7/2014, 6:27 PM
@ BlackNerd

Could you provide the link to the article please?
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