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Remember that shortlist of potential directors for Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, their sequel to last year’s hit “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”? Well it now appears as if “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves has officially landed the gig.
Reeves, of course, is most known for the 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield”, which he followed up with 2010’s “Let Me In” vampire film. Reeves has been a busy boy since “Let Me In”, and has been attached to a number of projects (including the “Cloverfield” sequel, which at this point I don’t think will ever actually get made), but with “Dawn” set for a May 23, 2014, it’s unlikely he’ll be doing anything else besides “Dawn” between now and 2014.
Fox was on the spot to find a new director after “Rise’s” Rupert Wyatt decided he didn’t have enough time to properly do a sequel and bailed. Getting the gig means Reeves had to beat out some pretty heavy hitters, including Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Guillermo Del Toro, along with Rian Johnson (who just scored with “Looper”).
Via : Deadline