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Matt Reeves To Direct 'Planet Of The Apes 3,' D.J. Caruso Is 'Selling Time' With Will Smith

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 11:07 AM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Well, here's a big vote of confidence from 20th Century Fox. With Matt Reeves gearing up this summer's "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," it looks like the studio is really liking what they see.

Kodi Smit-McPhee Reunites With Matt Reeves For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 23, 2013 3:00 PM
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In a season that saw big, expected hits like "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Green Lantern" fumble hard, 20th Century Fox's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was the surprise summer hit of 2011. Released in early August, many weren't expecting a lot from the film (especially critics) given its motley crew cast and its lead, James Franco, who seemed like he was performing in the wrong movie. It didn't matter. The MVPs of the film were the extraordinarily realistic (and suprisingly emotional) CGI apes, the motion capture work of Andy Serkis as lead ape Caesar, and director Rupert Wyatt, who quickly saw his name shoot up to the most-wanted list. The film took in close to $500 million worldwide and so obviously, a sequel was green lit.

Matt Reeves Will Direct 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 2:42 PM
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While he spent his time since "Let Me In" amassing a number of potential projects including the sci-fi "8 O'Clock In The Morning," the Frankenstein feature "This Dark Endeavor," and the vampire flick "The Passage" -- not to mention he has his dream project "The Invisible Woman" somewhere brewing -- nothing really got rolling for Matt Reeves. But he's now lined up a big studio tentpole and we'd guess if he knocks it out of the park, many of those other movies might pick up more steam.

Fox Director Shortlist For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Both Predictable & Surprising

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:40 PM
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With Rupert Wyatt bailing on the director's chair just over a week ago, 20th Century Fox now have a vacany to fill for "Dawn Of The Planet The Apes" and it's one they want to move on fast as a release date is on the horizon. So here comes the shortlist and it's both predictable and kind of totally random at the same time.

5 Directors Who Could Take Over From Brad Bird On 'Mission: Impossible 5'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 18, 2012 10:00 AM
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Early this week, Brad Bird confirmed, via an interview with Crave, what many had long-assumed: despite "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" being the most successful of the franchise to date, the Pixar veteran wouldn't be returning for another crack at the Tom Cruise-led spy series, saying that "I think that one of the things that’s fun about the series is that they always pull in a different director and try to get a different kind of take on the premise."

J.J. Abrams & Matt Reeves Team For Bad Robot-Produced Action Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 11, 2012 7:08 PM
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Apparently Brad Parker, who has just made his debut on the Orin Pelli-produced post-apocalyptic thriller "The Diary of Lawson Oxford," left quite an impression. Variety reports he'll soon graduate to a much larger-scale action movie for Bad Robot and producers J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. (Parker, a visual effects vet, directed second unit on Reeves' underrated gem "Let Me In.") The untitled actioner will be released by Paramount Pictures, with a script by Michael Gilio (one of a thousand people who wrote a draft of "Carter Beats the Devil").

Matt Reeves Will Take A Trip To 'The Twilight Zone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2011 6:32 AM
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Despite much more high-profile names like Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuarón and Rupert Wyatt being wishlisted by Warner Bros., the forthcoming "The Twilight Zone" has found its director, and it's a pretty inspired choice.

Jason Keller Signs On To Write Vampire Pic ‘The Passage’ For Matt Reeves

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • June 21, 2011 1:46 AM
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Jason Keller is having one hell of a year. Rarely does a screenwriter gain the amount of notoriety as quickly as he has in just a few months. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the writer will collaborate with director Matt Reeves to write the adaptation of Justin Cronin’s 2009 bestseller “The Passage” for Fox 2000.

Matt Reeves Signs On To Direct Frankenstein Film 'This Dark Endeavor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 9:10 AM
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While Matt Reeves hasn't quite decided how he's going to followup the excellent "Let Me In," he's certainly giving himself lots of options. Last month the director signed on to direct two films -- the sci-fi "8 O’Clock In The Morning" and the vampire pic "Passage" -- and he's staying with the supernatural for yet another film he's putting his name to.

Matt Reeves To Go Down Another 'Passage' With Vampires

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 7:43 AM
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It looks like Matt Reeves isn't done with vampires yet, and one week after it was announced he would be tackling an adaptation of Ray Nelson‘s short story “8 O’Clock In The Morning” he's added another potential project to his plate also based on a book.

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