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While 2015 is jam-packed with planned blockbuster releases (even after the Batman/Superman push back to 2016) this year isn’t quite as loaded. But there are some big tentpoles set to hit this spring and summer, and one with more potential than others is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and prequel to the original Apes films is directed by Matt Reeves, and features human actors such as Jason ClarkeKeri RussellGary OldmanJudy GreerKodi Smit-McPhee, and Toby Kebbell in addition to the mo-cap cast led by Andy Serkis.

A few new images from the film’s recently-launched website show some new details of the film’s production design. Read More »

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Briefly: The Sam Raimi-produced, Gil Kenan-directed remake of Poltergeist has just been given a release date. It’ll hit theaters in just over a year, on February 13, 2015. And what’s better for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day weekend than a scary movie? The film stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell in the two lead roles, with Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun and Kyle Catlett in supporting roles. Read more about the film here.

20th Century Fox also dated the third Planet of the Apes prequel, directed by Matt Reeves, for July 29, 2016 and Night at the Museum 3 for December 19 this year. [BO Mojo]

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While there was some confusion many months ago over who would direct the sequel to 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox is removing all doubt for a potential third installment.

Matt Reeves, the director of this year’s sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has signed to direct an untitled, undated third prequel to the 1968 film. Reeves, the director of Cloverfield and Let Me In, will pen the screenplay with Mark Bomback. He’ll move right onto it after finishing the current installment, which is due in theaters on July 11.  Read More »

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes ended with humanity in dire straits, and based on the first trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes things haven’t improved much for our kind since then. The film picks up about eight years later, when the struggle against the virus and the infighting among the humans have destroyed civilization as we know it.

But the few humans who are left are eager to pick up the pieces and put themselves back together, and it seems that starts with a conversation with the apes, led by Caesar (Andy Serkis). Think it’s going to go well? Watch the first trailer after the jump and make your guesses.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has several human characters, including those played by Jason Clarke and Keri Russell. But if these four new posters are any indication, the real stars of the show will be the apes.

Andy Serkis‘ Caesar and his fellow simians take center stage in this batch of one-sheets, which show them with war paint smeared across their glowering faces. As for what the purpose is of those lovely facial decorations, well, perhaps we’ll find out when the trailer hits next week. Check out the posters and get the trailer release details after the jump.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is still filming, but that didn’t stop director Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Kerri Russell from coming to San Diego to give the Comic Con audience an early preview of the movie. The film was shooting this morning until 5am, which by that time already had thousands of people sleeping in line to get into Hall H for today’s big movie day. The cast and crew hopped on a plane and brought along an early teaser trailer.

Reeves warned that it takes ten to twelve weeks for weta to create a shot featuring fully realized apes, and since they’re still in production, the teaser only featured one such shot. After the jump you can read about what we saw in the teaser trailer, our thoughts, and what else was said during the panel.

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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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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 »

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