One of the most anticipated movies of 2014 is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and 20th Century Fox knows it. The studio has revealed that Matt Reeves has signed on to direct the third film in the franchise, and will likely go right into making the movie after he finishes up Dawn.
Reeves will co-write the script with Mark Bomback, who also helped write the Dawn.
In the second sequel, we’ll see a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. The film stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirck Acevedo and Judy Greer, with Andy Serkis reprising his role as Caesar.
Dawn is scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2014.
Before signing on to direct the second Planet of the Apes sequel, Reeves attained success with titled like Cloverfield and Let Me In. He also dabbled in TV, directing episodes for shows like Felicity and Conviction.