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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ to Be Rewritten By ‘Wolverine’ Scribe

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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There’s been some serious momentum on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ the sequel to last year’s surprise hit ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ First, we learned that ‘Cloverfield’ director Matt Reeves will helm the sequel, and now the film’s script will get a rewrite, courtesy of ‘Wolverine‘ writer Mark Bomback.

The good news, and the news we already knew, is that Matt Reeves is directing ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ taking over from Rupert Wyatt, who directed the first film. The questionable news is that the film has now picked up Mark Bomback to rewrite the script, according to THR.

Bomback wrote the upcoming ‘X-Men’ spin-off/sequel ‘The Wolverine,’ a follow-up that we hope is better than ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ featuring a returning Hugh Jackman taking his whole adamantium claws song-and-dance to Japan. Bomback is also the guy behind ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ and the recent ‘Total Recall‘ remake, both of which are, well — they’re just sort of okay.

However, Bomback did provide some uncredited doctoring to the ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ script, though it’s hard to say which parts of that film’s script we should give him credit for.

The sequel will feature Andy Serkis returning as Caesar, the chimpanzee from the first film that freed monkeys and apes and led them in an uprising against humans for being total jerks. The film was intense and startlingly emotional, owing hugely to Serkis’ incredible motion capture performance.

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