‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ director Matt Reeves set for third film

Jan. 07, 2014 | 4:31 p.m.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” doesn’t arrive in theaters until July 11, but its director, Matt Reeves, already is set to helm another installment in the sci-fi franchise.

Fox confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Reeves will direct a follow-up to “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which now becomes the second film in a planned trilogy.

The summer release, which stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, is set several years after 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and sees the apes and the humans on the cusp of a war that doesn’t promise to end well for mankind.

A trailer for the sequel hints at a world decimated by disease and conflict, but the ranks of the simian followers of Andy Serkis’ genetically evolved ape Caesar — glimpsed near the end of the clip — seem strong.

Before taking over directing duties on the “Apes” films, Reeves was best known for projects including the found footage monster movie “Cloverfield” and “Let Me In,” the English-language remake of the acclaimed Swedish vampire movie “Let the Right One In.”

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex


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6 Responses to ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ director Matt Reeves set for third film

  1. andypezzulo says:

    I'm pretty excited for this movie. After watching the teaser I am curious how the story will unfold. I got a similar feeling when I watched the new godzilla trailer. Excited but afraid to be disappointed by the longer offcial trailer. I have high hopes for the new Planet of the Apes. Alot to respect here like director, cast and VFX.

  2. Vin Wong says:

    Why must apes be portrayed as mean gang members?

  3. MR.T says:

    not swull enuff to hercules

  4. Bob Sears says:

    I Have been fan of Plant Of The Apes since I was a little kid Im 48 …can't wait

  5. Fred Capitano says:

    When this hits the screen people will be amazed.Part 3 will be some thing to see what great aspects matt comes up with.He's so intelligent.you see his mind thinking when were working.And the talent he has making them.They all will be bad ass

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