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Matt Reeves Will Officially Direct ‘The Batman’ for Ben Affleck

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
Warner Bros.
After a brief and weirdly intense game of will they / won’t they, it looks like Matt Reeves will direct The Batman for Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck. Following reports late last week that negotiations had broken down between the Planet of the Apes director and the studio comes a reversal, as Reeves has officially signed on to helm the upcoming solo Bat-project, which was previously intended as a directing vehicle for Affleck himself.

Looks Like Matt Reeves Doesn’t Want to Direct ‘The Batman’ Either

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by Emma Stefansky February 17, 2017 @ 6:10 PM
Warner Bros.
Someone light the Batsignal again, it looks like The Batman is in need of another new director. A week after he was tapped to helm Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, Matt Reeves wants out. He’s exited the talks and is hard at work on post-production on War for the Planet of the Apes.

Report: Warner Bros. Taps ‘Planet of the Apes’ Director Matt Reeves for ‘The Batman’

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by Matthew Monagle February 11, 2017 @ 10:41 AM
Warner Bros
Since announcing that Ben Affleck would no longer be directing the upcoming standalone The Batman film, Warner Bros. has been in a full-blown crisis mode, working overtime to find a talented new director and prove all those “Is the DC Cinematic Universe doomed?” articles wrong. Back in January, Forbes reported that the Warner Bros. shortlist featured several interesting names, including George Miller, Denis Villeneuve, and Matt Reeves. And now, less than two weeks after The Batman lost its director, it appears that Warner Bros. has settled on its replacement.

FOX Orders ‘The Passage’ Adaptation to Fill Your Post-Apocalyptic Vampire Needs

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 26, 2017 @ 6:07 PM
Ballantine Books
Between The Vampire Diaries and The Strain going off the air, one might think vampires on TV are going extinct. Thankfully, FOX is about to turn that ratio around, adapting Justin Cronin’s post-apocalyptic vampire series The Passage with a little help from Cloverfield and Apes aficionado Matt Reeves.

Caesar’s Days Are Numbered in International ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer

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by Charles Bramesco December 13, 2016 @ 11:14 AM
Fox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP4TooBpIYM
As we prepare to polish off the crap sandwich that was 2016, we can allow ourselves some scant crumbs of hope as we look out over the slate of movies for the year to come. There are some exciting prospects...

First ‘War For the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer, Plus Details on Three New Clips

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by Erin Whitney December 9, 2016 @ 9:17 AM
20th Century Fox
On Thursday, 20th Century Fox showed journalists some sneak peek footage from the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes. I got to see some brand new unreleased footage, hear some details from director Matt Reeves, and see the new trailer.

War Has Begun in First ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Teaser

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by Matt Singer October 6, 2016 @ 8:50 AM
Fox
Few franchises have had a more successful or impressive reinvention in recent years as Planet of the Apes. The original series, beloved in its day, petered out by the middle of the 1970s, and the first attempt to revive it, in a 2001 film from director Tim Burton, proved disastrous. But the new prequel series, charting the descent of our human world into a planet full of those damn, dirty apes, has breathed new life into the old property. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a late-summer hit in August 2011, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes outgrossed it three years later. (It made about $30 million more in the U.S. and a whopping $220 million more worldwide.)

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Teases Another ‘Epic Battle’ in First Official Synopsis

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by Britt Hayes September 30, 2016 @ 4:40 PM
20th Century Fox
It’s been a minute (or several) since we’ve heard anything new from War For the Planet of the Apes, but Matt Reeves’ follow-up to 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finally has an official synopsis — and just in time for its appearance at New York Comic Con next week. Oh, and by the way, War for the Planet of the Apes is heading to NYCC next week, which means we should be hearing a whole lot more about the exciting new sequel very soon.

Matt Reeves and Gary Whitta Are Bringing ‘Mouse Guard’ to the Big Screen

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by Britt Hayes July 18, 2016 @ 5:50 PM
Boom! Studios
We have good news for fans of Matt Reeves, Gary Whitta, Mouse Guard or all of the above: The War For the Planet of the Apes director is teaming up with the former screenwriter of Rogue One to bring the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel series to the big screen. Sadly, Reeves won’t be directing the project himself, but given his experience working with mo-cap on the Apes films, he’ll make for one heck of a producer.

The Next Film from ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Director Matt Reeves Is in the Works

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by Charles Bramesco December 1, 2015 @ 10:45 AM
In some film circles, it’s fashionable to dump on studio-made pictures as hollow money-makers, devoid of intrinsic artistic merit and existing only to fatten the pockets of corporate executives heading the companies that finance them. This is an extremely uncharitable and patently unfair stance to take, and nobody proves that more amply than Matt Reeves. (Except for maybe Magic Mike XXL, clearly the greatest American studio film of the millennium.) Reeves has been able to carve out his own corner of the studio system, filling it with innovatively staged creature features (Cloverfield), remakes of foreign genre standouts (Let Me In, a rework of Swedish vampire romance Let the Right One In), and most recently, a blockbuster with more smarts and character than the vast majority of features that slink through neighborhood cineplexes (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).