We just recently posted about director Rupert Wyatt stepping down from directing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I was a bit disappointed with the news, because I thought Wyatt did a fantastic job with Rise of the Planet of the Apes and I was excited to see what he was going to come up with for the sequel. He stepped down due to time constraints and I guess its better that he took the high way out instead of trying to rush a film. That never ends well.
Fox is quick on the rebound, because Deadline is reporting that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been scooped up to helm the film, based on the script written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is on schedule for release on May 23rd, 2014.