Matt Reeves Set to Direct Bank Heist Thriller at 20th Century Fox
After amping up the prequel game with the outstanding blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, director Matt Reeves has just signed on to direct something different at 20th Century Fox. THR reports that Reeves is set to direct an untitled bank heist thriller based on an original pitch by Matt Charman, the man behind Steven Spielberg's forthcoming Cold War spy thriller starring Tom Hanks. As of now plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is reaching high when it comes to heist thrillers as it's described as being in the same vein as Brian De Palma's Heat and the Al Pacino classic Dog Day Afternoon.
Charman hatched the idea for the film with Matthew Plouffe, an executive at Tobey Maguire's Material production banner, and The Great Gatsby star will also be producing the film. Fox didn't jump at the film until it caught the attention of Reeves though, thanks to Charman's manager Jeff Silver at Grandview. However, we'll be waiting awhile before we see this film head to theaters, because Reeves isn't slated to direct the thriller until after he directs the next Planet of the Apes sequel, which is already dated for release on July 29th, 2016. We'll keep you posted once the project starts picking up steam in a couple years.