Matt Reeves will direct Planet Of The Apes 3

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes may still be a few months away from arriving in cinemas, but that hasn’t stopped Fox from rewarding Matt Reeves with the director’s chair on the film’s planned follow-up.

Fox is clearly happy with Reeves’ work on Dawn , as the director has been officially rehired to direct the as-yet-untitled sequel, with a writing position also under discussion.

Should negotiations progress as planned, Reeves will co-write the script with Mark Bomback, who also rewrote the Dawn script when Reeves was brought in to replace Rupert Wyatt.

Although schedules have yet to be confirmed, it is thought likely that Reeves will move straight onto the next Apes film once his work on the first sequel is completed.

That film is set to arrive in UK screens on 17 July 2014, with returning star Andy Serkis set to be joined by a host of newcomers including Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke.

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