The 20th Century Fox welcomes a new talent into their fold. According to Variety, director Matt Reeves signed an overall deal with the company, joining a roster of talents that include Ben Stiller, Ridley Scott and James Cameron. Read on to learn more about this story.
Matt Reeves, the director of the successful summer film, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has just signed a three-year overall production deal with 20th Century Fox. In addition to this, according to Deadline, he will be directing and co-writing the third installment of the franchise as well. This isn’t his first signed deal with the company, as the director had signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV in 2012.
According to Deadline, both the company and the director are thrilled about this deal, and both are excited to start working on the third “Planet of the Apes” movie. Reeves has said that working on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was a great experience for him, as he was able to pursue what he loves to do, and he was able to do it with passion. The production president of the company is excited as well and describes Reeves’ approach as bold and intelligent. The overall deal was in the works months and weeks prior to the release and success of the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which is now grossing more than $370 million worldwide, and continues to be number one in the box office charts.
Reeves has directed several films and television shows. However, his claim to fame is the monster themed hit, “Cloverfield,” which was released in 2008. Afterwards, he went on to direct the horror film “Let Me In” in 2010, which was a remake of the Swedish horror film and book, “Let the Right One In.”
Director Matt Reeves made the right move when he decided to direct the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” a movie which is now earning him much recognition by his peers and film companies. This is truly a director to watch out for.
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