Matt Reeves Signs On To Direct Third ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequel

Movies & TV

/ January 8, 2014

Best known for bringing the creature feature, Cloverfield, to the big screens, Matt Reeves will direct the third installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but that hasn’t stopped 20th Century Fox from making the call that Reeves will helm the next prequel film.

The Let Me In director is currently in post-production on Dawn, which will swing into theaters this July, and comes jam packed with a lot of buzz.

Caeser (Andy Serkis) returns as the central star in this film, where he has more power due to an epidemic that has struck mankind hard, and backed by a very forceful army. No specific plot details or release plans were specified in the directorial announcement, but re-signing Reeves proves that he definitely did his thing during the filming of Dawn.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, and Keri Russell, and looks to be a box office juggernaut.

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