More casting news has come in for 20th Century Fox’s new sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as Let Me In‘s Kodi Smit-McPhee has just been added to the cast, which includes a returning Andy Serkis and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jason Clarke.
Fox’s upcoming sequel is set 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The plot is for the most part under wraps, but we do know two aspects of it… One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
Matt Reeves (who also worked with McPhee in Let Me In), stepping into the shoes originally worn by Rupert Wyatt, is directing the sequel to Fox’s 2011 hit. Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, who penned the first installment, wrote the initial draft for Dawn. Scott Burns had written a draft for Wyatt, but when Reeves came on board, the studio and producers wanted something tailored specifically for him and hired Mark Bomback to do a rewrite. It should also be noted that Bomback did some uncredited script doctoring on Rise. Peter Chernin is back as producer.
Fox has set a May 23, 2014, release date.
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