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Best To Worst: Ranking The 'Planet Of The Apes' Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 10, 2014 2:55 PM
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Ranked: Planet Of The Apes Movies
By now, unless you're totally deaf to advance buzz or have been living on a Luddite commune for the last few weeks, you’ll be aware that Friday’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will open wide with a great groundswell of critical approval behind it (you can read our own extremely positive review here). Whether that will translate into box office is anyone’s guess, but the omens are in its favor: ‘Dawn’ seems destined to benefit from strong word of mouth, especially around Andy Serkis’ motion-capture performance, the trailers have been playing like gangbusters (even if their violence sparked complaints during the World Cup) and most importantly, it’s the sequel to the remarkably successful “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” which itself took nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.

'Planet Of The Apes 3' Already Dated For Summer 2016; The 'Poltergeist' Remake Will Scare You Feb 2015

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 14, 2014 8:33 PM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Release Date alert: Studios are still planning ahead with 2015 and even 2016 dates, and in this case it’s 20th Century Fox. Peering into the far, far future, Fox has already dated the as-of-now-untitled third 'Planet of the Apes' movie which director Matt Reeves recently signed on to make.

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.

Matt Reeves To Direct Sci-Fi Film Based On Short Story '8 O’Clock In The Morning'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 7:25 AM
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Matt Reeves came into his own last year with his sophomore effort "Let Me In." A remake of the cherished 2008 Swedish film "Let The Right One In," it was hard for fans of the original to let down their guard and admit that Reeves had crafted a film that was just as powerful if not, in many ways, more successful than Tomas Alfredson's admittedly strong picture. While it didn't do much at the box office, it still impressed studio types and he was on the list for "Man Of Steel" before Zack Snyder landed the gig. But Reeves has decided on his next film, and it will be a return to sci-fi, though this time without POV monsters.

Matt Reeves Says 'Cloverfield 2' Will Happen Eventually; Kiefer Sutherland Still Says '24' In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 2:48 AM
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Director Matt Reeves has made leaps and bounds in his film career, transitioning from television to the monster movie "Cloverfied" and then helming the absolutely fantastic "Let Me In" last year. Why anyone would want Reeves to return to the "Cloverfield" world instead of using his talents for something much more worth his time (*ahem*"The Wolverine"*ahem*) is a bit beyond us, but the project is still on the table. Earlier this year, Reeves told us that he hasn't "really decided what that would be yet” when asked about "Cloverfield 2" and well, it's remains pretty much the status quo.

5 Directors Who Could Take Over From Darren Aronofsky On 'The Wolverine'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2011 1:50 AM
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In a move that came as a huge surprise, Brooklyn's dapperest filmmaker, Darren Aronofsky, today walked away from the film that was set to be his tentpole debut "The Wolverine," the second "X-Men" spin-off to star Hugh Jackman's titular character.

'Let Me In' Director Matt Reeves Weighs His Next Options, Hopes To Make 'The Invisible Woman' Soon

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2011 3:36 AM
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'Cloverfield' Sequel Not Coming Anytime Soon; Filmmakers Still Trying To Find An Idea They LikeEXCLUSIVE: This time last year, we were being pretty vociferous in our opposition to Matt Reeves' "Let Me In." As an Americanized remake of a recent, widely acclaimed Swedish film, "Let The Right One In," it seemed to symbolize everything that's wrong with contemporary cinema, and we were dreading the thing. This means we've been left happily eating crow for the past few months after the film hit last fall and turned out to be terrific: deeply personal, beautifully crafted on every level and yes, superior to the original.

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