Matt Reeves Confirmed For “Apes” Sequel

It’s official, “Cloverfield” and “Let Me In” director Matt Reeves is set to helm Fox’s much anticipated sequel “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt bowed out of reprising his job on the follow-up last month, sending the studio into a flurry as it rushed around to quickly secure a replacement.

A round of meetings with eligible directors took place and Reeves came out on top. He’s expected to stick to the studio’s schedule of getting the film in cinemas by May 2014.