Serkis Rise of Apes

Director Matt Reeves will soon present the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, at San Diego Comic-Con. However, with a film that’s still shooting and is very heavy on CGI, he doesn’t expect to have much footage to show. What he will show is his passion for the franchise, one he’s been a fan of since childhood.

In an new interview, the director of Cloverfield and Let Me In dropped a ton of details on what exactly he’s bringing to the sequel, which is set for release in July 2014. Read More »

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

When San Diego Comic-Con announced their 2013 schedules last week, there was one big, glaring blank spot. It read “20th Century Fox – TBD – Hall.” Fans all wondered what the studio could be bringing. Their upcoming X-Men movies, The Wolverine and X-Men Days of Future Past? The teen sequel Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters? Next summer’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Matthew Vaughn’s next film The Secret Service? Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four? The questions were endless and now we have a partial answers.

Fox will bring stars and presentations for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and one unannounced “major” surprise. Read More »

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street
The still above from 21 Jump Street is an accurate representation of my reaction to the reveal that the sequel will be called 22 Jump Street. Also after the jump:

  • Check out pics from Transformers 4‘s Texas set
  • How much of Transformers 4 is set in China?
  • Freida Pinto and James Franco won’t return (duh) for more Apes 
  • Marc Forster is “open” to a World War Z sequel
  • Sofia Vergara gets another Machete Kills poster
  • See a trailer for Despicable Me 2‘s “Minion Rush” game
  • Watch tons of B-roll and interviews from Monsters University

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Michael Giacchino Soundworks

With Matt Reeves currently filming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it’s time to fill in the post-production team. First and foremost, Reeves went back to his roots and got himself a composer named Michael Giacchino. You may have heard of the Oscar winner, who previously worked with Reeves on an underrated track for Cloverfield, as well as on Let Me In. Since the pair already have a relationship, it’s not exactly a surprise they’re working together once again. The welcome surprise is we’ll get to hear Giacchino’s spin on another storied franchise. Read More »

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Pictured above is the new logo for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Its more or less what you’d expect to see.

Pictured below is a new photo from the film, released by director Matt Reeves. It is, I think, exactly what you might hope to see from this film. Three words: apes on horses. (And Jason Clarke confronting them.) See the pic below. Read More »

Serkis Rise of Apes

Matt Reeves has been shooting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, his sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, for a little while. (Don’t think too much about the prequel/sequel status of these films as they relate to the original Planet of the Apes films — thats just a wormhole.) While we don’t have a photo from the film at this point, the tardy “start of production” announcement does come with news that Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) and Enrique Murciano (Traffic) have roles in the film, and also reveals more plot info than we’ve previously known. Read More »

Judy Greer

So far, director Matt Reeves has had no problem casting humans in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He’s got Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman all set to oppose a rising power in Caeser (Andy Serkis) and his ape friends who are slowly but surely gaining control of the planet. Now we know one of the simian additions to the prequel sequel: character actress Judy Greer.

Greer, best known for her work in Arrested Development, The Descendants, and a slew of romantic comedies, will be playing the ape Cornelia. She’ll be a possible love interest for Caesar, based on a character that was introduced in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and who will have a much bigger part this time out. Read Greer’s geeking out over the opportunity below.

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Director Matt Reeves is turning to his previous filmography to round out the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A few weeks back, he cast his Let Me In star Kodi Smit-McPhee in a major role, and now he’s tapped his former Felicity star Keri Russell to take the female lead. Russell is the first actress to board the project, joining actors Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, and Gary Oldman. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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