Matt Reeves Already Hired for the Third 'Planet of the Apes' Prequel
We won't get to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, until this summer, but the teaser trailer from last month gave us a good amount to be excited about. And 20th Century Fox must be happy with the work that Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been doing because Deadline reports the filmmaker just signed to direct the third film in this prequel series to the classic Planet of the Apes franchise that started in 1968. In addition, Reeves will also write the script with prequel-sequel scribe Mark Bomback, and will shoot shortly after the second film is finished.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes debuts on July 11th this summer, and features a group of humans (Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and more), survivors of a Simian flu outbreak, who come into contact with Caesar and his evolved ape army. The teaser hints at some sort of face-off brewing between the apes and humans, but we're not sure how everything will pan out. So therefore, we won't really know what to anticipate in a third prequel until the second one hits theaters. Maybe we could see some sort of credits tease similar to the one that played out in Rise of the Planet of the Apes? We'll see what happens.