DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES gets the re-write treatment

More news has come our way about the sequel to Rise of The Planet of The Apes. Read on for the deets.THR reports that Mark Bomback, whose writing credits include Live Free or Die Hard as well as the recent Total Recall remake, has been tapped to work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Matt Reeves, stepping into the shoes originally worn by Rupert Wyatt, is directing the sequel to Fox’s 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with the new movie continuing the story of how ultra-intelligent simian Caesar presides over the fall of human civilization.

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. It should also be noted that Bomback did some uncredited script doctoring on Rise.

Andy Serkis is returning as Caesar, and Peter Chernin is back as producer. Fox has set a May 23, 2014, release date.


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