Fox Makes a Monkey Out of Director Matt Reeves


Because he’s going to be directing the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel! Get it? Monkey? Apes? Get it? Sigh. Reeves replaces the first movie’s director, Rupert Wyatt, who left because he felt Fox was rushing the movie into production. So Fox is still rushing the movie into production, it’s just that Reeves thinks he can handle the schedule. And maybe he can, I dunno. All I know is that Rise of the Planet of the Apes was much, much better than it had any right to be, and I’ll credit most of that to Wyatt. The only reason Apes is even getting a sequel is because of what a great job he did on the first one. If that guy told me he needed more time to make a quality sequel, I’d probably listen to him. (Via First Showing)