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Looks like 20th Century Fox is very happy with Matt Reeves and what he's done with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (set to release later this year) as they've gone ahead and inked a deal with him to return for a third outing in the revamped franchise.  

Fox struck gold with Rise of the Planet of the Apes (my personal favorite film of 2011) and surprised critics and diehard fans of the franchise.  Unfortunately the director of that film, Rupert Wyatt, didn't stay on to direct the sequel and the studios brought in Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) to helm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  I'm guessing they've enjoyed what he's done with the sequel, as last night (courtesy of Deadline) they officially announced he'd be returning to helm the next film in the franchise. 

Reeves will also pen the script for the next movie along with Mark Bomback »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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