Matt Reeves talks Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Describes the scale as “enormous”

Filling the shoes vacated by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt is no mean feat, but new director Matt Reeves sounds genuinely excited by how things are progressing on sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

“Caesar talks at the end of the movie, he has some level of speech,” recaps Reeves. “I wanted to make sure we’re continuing to go along the path of evolution without missing it, it was so delicious to watch in the first movie.”

“The ape civilization is in the woods, between Vancouver and New Orleans, the world after what happens with the simian virus flu. The two main locales are San Francisco and the Muir Woods where the ape civilization is born.”

And as for the sheer size of the film, Reeves confirms that it will be bigger than any film he has worked on previously.

“The crazy thing is the giant scale of this film, which is enormous for any movie, so much bigger,” says Reeves. “The only way it works is from an emotional intimate point-of-view. It has all the things that drive me to do something, an emotional core, as Andy [Serkis], Rupert and Weta did on Rise.”

“It’s not only on a scale for me that is obviously larger than anything I’ve done, but this is also the first movie at this level to do native 3-D on an enormous canvas and mo-cap that is 95 % shot on location. The mo-cap shooting on the first movie was done really on the stage. It’s an exciting learning curve.”

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
will open in the UK on 18 July 2014.

Are you excited for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes? Tell us, below!


    • ilikescifi

      Jul 17th 2013, 12:32

      yay! native 3D

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    • chawk1993

      Jul 18th 2013, 7:01

      I am SO EXCITED! I loved the first one and I have every little bit of information at least twice. I hope there's at least a trailer released by the end of the year. I wish I was on set with the cast and crew!

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    • ycapitano

      Aug 19th 2013, 3:46

      Yes this movie was amazing to work on, Matt is such a talented Director and easy going but serious.We all had fun making this. every body had some part to make it as great as Matt wanted can.t say to much but when you see it you will be awed see you on the big screen thanks to Mr.Reeves and fox Motion Pictures

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