One of the most interesting things about the new Planet of the Apes films is we all know where they’re going. Eventually in this story, maybe thousands of years down the road, a human astronaut will land on the planet and eventually realize he has come home to a very changed Earth. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves knows this. He also thinks the concept is incredibly far off from where his last film left off and where the next film, scheduled for July 29, 2016, will go.
In a new interview, Reeves talked about the importance of this next chapter in cementing that history and hypothesized about the story eventually reaching the point of the original movie. Would he do a remake of the 1968 original, or how would they handle that in this new version of the films? Reeves has thought about it. Read the Matt Reeves Planet of the Apes remake quotes below. Read More »
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a big hit this summer, grossing over $200 million in the US and over $700 million worldwide. That was good for Fox because they dated its follow-up months before release, setting its date for July 29, 2016. Matt Reeves will be back to direct and, of course, Andy Serkis will return as Caesar for the third Planet of the Apes prequel.
Though Dawn definitely teased what could happen next in the series, these new Planet of the Apes films have been anything but predictable. So while promoting the Blu-ray release of the recent film, Reeves and Serkis both dropped a few teases about the third film. Reeves described Caesar on a trajectory towards Moses-like reverence and Serkis said there’s war. Read more about the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel. Read More »
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]
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 »