MUMBAI: Matt Reeves has been signed to helm the sequel of Fox‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the film was supposed to have reteamed the studio and producers at Chernin Entertainment with Rise director Rupert Wyatt.
Wyatt exited the project last mid-September because of his reported discomfort to have the film ready by the 23 May, 2014 when it is scheduled to release.
Soon after his exit, a round of meetings with eligible directors took place and only afterwards Reeves was selected.
Reeves, who co-created Felicity with J.J. Abrams, is best known for directing the Paramount monster movie Cloverfield as well as the classy vampire movie Let Me In, a remake of the Scandinavian movie Let the Right One In.