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Fox Wants No Monkey Business, Locks Down Matt Reeves For Third ‘Planet of the Apes’ Film

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the incredibly brief teaser trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which shows almost nothing, but brought the awesome in spades. If you loved the trailer as much as me, then it will come as no surprise that 20th Century Fox isn’t messing around and has secured Dawn director Matt Reeves for the currently untitled sequel.

With the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes– which I just re-watched the other day and still love unconditionally- Fox has big hopes for the sequel and with the excitement drummed up from the teaser it comes as no surprise that they wanted to nail down Reeves for the foreseeable future.

Reeves previously directed Cloverfield, which love it or hate it, was an event film unlike many at the time it was released. After that, he delivered one of the best remakes I’ve ever seen with Let Me In (remake of Let the Right One In). It’s obvious, at least to me, that Reeves has got what it takes to bring excitement to this franchise. As much as I would have liked to see Rupert Wyatt return for the sequel, I’m at least glad to see someone like Reeves take over. There’s every possibility that he could drop the ball, but quite frankly, I love Cloverfield and I love Let Me In so I think he can pull it off.

We will see if keeping Reeves on board for a third film was a good decision or not when Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 11th.


What did you think of Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Are you excited about Dawn? What are your thoughts on Reeves as a director? Sound off below!

Via: Variety