Matt Reeves favourite to take over Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Cloverfield director to replace Rupert Wyatt

It was only last week that we were reporting the possibility of Rupert Wyatt departing from simian sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, but it seems that FOX are already in the market for a replacement.

Wyatt was reportedly uncomfortable with the incredibly tight schedule demanded by the studio in order to ensure the film hits its scheduled release date of 23 May 2014. Clearly he felt unable to do himself justice against the clock…

As we had previously speculated, Fox would need to move quickly to draft a replacement in time, and it seems that Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves has swiftly positioned himself at the top of their most-wanted list.

The likes of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Scott Cooper and even Guillermo del Toro are also thought to be on the shortlist, although Reeves is currently the studio’s number one pick.

A script has been completed by writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Fox execs are thought to be ready to move on it as soon as possible. With that in mind, expect an official directorial appointment very soon…

Is Reeves a decent replacement for Wyatt? Tell us, below!


    • georgeWW

      Sep 26th 2012, 11:41

      ...FUK SAKE, why can't film studio's just work with directors and not against them the first film was so good why couldn't FOX just give Wyatt a bit more time

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 26th 2012, 13:07

      It will end up being Brett Ratner or McG on the list of 'undemanding but available directors'.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 26th 2012, 19:38

      Reeves is actually a pretty good choice, however I don't see why the studio can't just push the release date back to accomodate Rupert.

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    • thedanieljson

      Sep 27th 2012, 0:26

      Matt Reeves would be good! He proved his ability for visual flair and story telling in Let Me In, and is a dab hand with visceral action violence in Cloverfield. AWESOME. They better keep hold of him.

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