Matt Reeves Set To Direct Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Matt Reeves Set To Direct Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool

As we reported recently, 20th Century Fox have been drawing up directors for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes since Rupert Wyatt decided to walk. While Rian Johnson's people made it clear he wasn't interested and Guillermo Del Torro was probably just wishful thinking, it was a fairly decent list.

Deadline are now reporting that Matt Reeves is the man who has beaten out the competition for the chair. While there may have been a more 'interesting' pick, Reeves seems like the 'sensible' one. Having supposedly dropped out of The Twilight Zone Movie, I am sure he was eager to get to his next project.

Surely Fox are very happy too. Everything still seems to be go for the May 23rd, 2014 release date and they are supposedly pleased with the script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Things are looking up for these damn dirty apes.