'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Gets Mark Bomback Rewrite

Matt Reeves will direct this sequel/prequel in the rebooting of 20th Century Fox's sci-fi franchise.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets Mark Bomback rewrite
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets Mark Bomback rewrite
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is getting a rewrite from franchise fix-it man Mark Bomback (Total Recall; Jack the Giant Slayer).

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 comes to theaters July 11th, 2014 and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Judy Greer, Toby Kebbell, Enrique Murciano. The film is directed by Matt Reeves.

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Comments (7)

  1. Boomers

    I hope they do not mess up Planet of the Apes..... He should not be directing this movie

    1 year agoby @boomersFlag


    mmm.Dont think its the right choice but hey....

    1 year agoby @redrumFlag


    not a good choice

    1 year agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Total Recall and Jack The Giant Slayer? Neither of those films assure me...

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Justice Kowaleski

    and let me rephrase what i said this is one of my favorite 5 films of last year.

    1 year agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  6. Justice Kowaleski

    NO just NO this is gonna fail big time. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was the biggest surprise of last year one of the best 5 movies of last year this sequel so far is making me a sad sad panda.

    1 year agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Franchise fix-it man? Hardly

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag