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Cloverfield's Matt Reeves will direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

10.01.2012

Fox has found their replacement for Rupert Wyatt. Matt Reeves, director of LET ME IN and CLOVERFIELD, will step behind the camera for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. This will likely mean that Reeves will no longer be helming THE TWILIGHT ZONE movie for Warner Bros.

According to Deadline, the other directors who were in contention for the Apes sequel were J Blakeson (THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER), Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER), Guillermo Del Toro, Juan Antonio Bayona (THE IMPOSSIBLE), and LOOPER's Rian Johnson (who denied he was in the running).

Reeves is a good choice. CLOVERFIELD was a clever use of the found footage format and LET ME IN was a moody, competent, if unnecessary remake. He definitely has the visual chops to make this happen. Reeves is still currently developing an adaptation of Justin Cronin's massive vampire novel The Passage as well as a version of the short story "Eight O'Clock In the Morning", the inspiration for John Carpenter's THEY LIVE.

Fox is not backing away from the May 23, 2014 release date, so expect casting news soon on this one.

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Extra Tidbit: Would you have preferred any of those other directors over Reeves?
Source: Deadline

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12:36PM on 10/02/2012

Director for DOPLOA?

Guillermo Del Toro
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8:24AM on 10/02/2012
I'm sure he can do a decent job, but them rushing this sequel out is a big risk. ROTPOTA did a great job of relaunching the franchise. Given how much time it'll need in post production (presumably) I hope they don't screw this up.
I'm sure he can do a decent job, but them rushing this sequel out is a big risk. ROTPOTA did a great job of relaunching the franchise. Given how much time it'll need in post production (presumably) I hope they don't screw this up.
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10:23PM on 10/01/2012
An okay choice, just wished that Rupert Wyatt stuck around. Fucking assholes at Fox.
An okay choice, just wished that Rupert Wyatt stuck around. Fucking assholes at Fox.
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8:13PM on 10/01/2012
Let Me In is possibly the best remake in recent memory. Not only does it capture the grim and coldness of the book, it upstages the foreign original with its wonderful casting. I have confidence that Reeves will expand, in a good way, what made Rise of the Planet of the Apes so exceptional. Subsequently, I feel like this will be like the 28 Weeks Later sequel where it keeps the character focus still in place, but expands the scope of the story.
Let Me In is possibly the best remake in recent memory. Not only does it capture the grim and coldness of the book, it upstages the foreign original with its wonderful casting. I have confidence that Reeves will expand, in a good way, what made Rise of the Planet of the Apes so exceptional. Subsequently, I feel like this will be like the 28 Weeks Later sequel where it keeps the character focus still in place, but expands the scope of the story.
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5:59PM on 10/01/2012

He's done a remake and a movie that was just a narrative device

That over the guy who did 28 Weeks Later? 28 Weeks Later is an underrated sequel. He did an amazing job and this is a sequel.
This whole J J Abrahms connection garbage is an infection Hollywood needs cured.
That over the guy who did 28 Weeks Later? 28 Weeks Later is an underrated sequel. He did an amazing job and this is a sequel.
This whole J J Abrahms connection garbage is an infection Hollywood needs cured.
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2:58AM on 10/02/2012
Are you shitting me? Everything about 28 Weeks later, besides the opening sequence, is a disgrace to the original. Everyone was stupid, and zombie dad was the dumbest shit I've ever seen.
Are you shitting me? Everything about 28 Weeks later, besides the opening sequence, is a disgrace to the original. Everyone was stupid, and zombie dad was the dumbest shit I've ever seen.
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5:28PM on 10/01/2012
It's certainly a very interesting choice. I honestly am not sure who I would want, maybe someone with a bit more experience, but Reeves is fine in my book.
It's certainly a very interesting choice. I honestly am not sure who I would want, maybe someone with a bit more experience, but Reeves is fine in my book.
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