Matt Reeves (Let Me In; Cloverfield) is directing this sequel to the prequel, which was originally directed by Rupert Wyatt. The story will continue the evolution of the apes as they take over planet earth under the guidance of super-intelligent Caesar (Andy Serkis).
Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, the scribes behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes, wrote the initial draft for this follow-up, but Mark Bomback is being brought in to tailor the script more towards Matt Reeves' sensibilities. Mark Bomback also did touch ups on the first installment.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released July 11th, 2014 and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston. The film is directed by Matt Reeves.