I think just having a sequel to this movie is a bad idea. This was my favorite movie of 2011, too, so that has something to do with it.
Matt Reeves Leads Short List of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Directors | Collider
Ok, so earlier today Reeves jumped off of the Twilight Zone reboot due to 'scheduling conflicts'. So I expect this to go down...within the next few days. Good Choice. I think he wants to make a movie and that Twilight Zone thing was gonna take some time. This project has a script in place...but it also has a locked in release date(why Rupert Wyatt walked). I like Reeves work so I am not as afraid as I was.
Cloverfield Director to Give Us Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Shock Till You Drop
Ok. Good choice. Still worried about the short time till the locked in date, but if it fails it won't be because the guy behind the camera was inept.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Gets a Rewrite! | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
troubling...Wyatt left because he didn't think the locked in release date could be met. Reeves stepped in to what was considered a solid script. But now rewrites. No time for this. The ONLY reason I bought the cgi apes is because of the great attention to detail. You lose that...you lose credibility.
Jason Clarke to Star in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES | Collider
Liked Clarke on Brotherhood. I would be so much happier with this if they could use the 15 year time jump to phase the apes toward more human features and possibly some actual practical make-up fx. But, I doubt thats going to happen with Serkis' mo-cap being the focal point of the movie.Quote:
Per Heat Vision, Jason Clarke has been set in an unspecified role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This is a most excellent bit of casting, as Clarke was fantastic in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and did some great supporting work in last year’s Lawless. Though the plot of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being kept under wraps, one focus of the story “is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco.” Another part of the pic will center on the ape Caesar (played by Andy Serkis) and his struggle to maintain dominance over his kingdom. The first film’s James Franco is not expected to return, and the 15-year time jump should make for some interesting developments in the rise of the titular apes.
Gary Oldman Joins DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES | Collider
This...is dancing in my underwear good news.
Bout time we get more Apes movies.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Synopsis; Toby Kebbell and Enrique Murcianao Join Cast | Collider
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
BEGINS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Andy Serkis Reprises His Celebrated Role Of Heroic Ape Caesar
Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell,
Kodi Smit-Mcphee Also Star
Matt Reeves Directs Newest Chapter Of Beloved Franchise
Now Filming On Location In New Orleans and Vancouver, BC
NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 6, 2013 – Twentieth Century Fox announced that principal photography is underway on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also stars Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line) and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30).
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). The producers are Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Tom Hammel (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is executive producing.
Oscar®-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing a new generation of the cutting edge performance capture technologies developed for Rise of the Apes and Avatar – will again render photo-realistic, emotionally-engaging apes. The film’s key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Seresin, production designer James Chinland, and VFX Supervisors Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon, VFX producers Ryan Stafford, editor Bill Hoy and Stan Salfas, and costume designer Melissa Brunning.
Twentieth Century Fox will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes worldwide on Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 2014. Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened theatrically during the summer of 2011, grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.