Zero Dark Thirty Star to Experience the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
And the casting continues for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the still surprisingly good Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Yep, the funky taste of that Tim Burton mess is all but gone from our mouths.
According to THR, Jason Clarke has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming sequel that's set 15 years after the events of Rise. 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 a returning Andy Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
Matt Reeves, 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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