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.
There's a long-ish line of directors who look exactly like the on-screen stars -- the one that immediately comes to mind is Damon Lindelof and Joey Lawrence from 'Blossom.' Now, we've stumbled on another pair after the news broke that 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' found its director... for the second time.
It seemed that after 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' the sequel to the James Franco-starring 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' set a release date for May 23, 2014, the entire production fell into a short bit of chaos. Rupert Wyatt, who was originally pegged to direct the film, gave up the gig presumably in favor of 'Agent 13,' starring Charlize Theron. Thankfully, 20th Century Fox built up a shortlist of directors, and they've finally selected 'Cloverfield' helmer Matt Reeves to step in.
Warner Brothers has been looking to make a new version of a 'The Twilight Zone' movie for a while now, and had Matt Reeves (director of 'Cloverfield' and 'Let Me In') attached with a script being rewritten by Anthony Peckham (who wrote the upcoming 'Jack Ryan'). Now it looks like the project is up for grabs as Reeves has left the project.