Reeves, responsible for 'Cloverfield' and 'War for the Planet of the Apes', is stepping in to direct 'The Batman', replacing Ben Affleck.
The rumours were true – Warner Bros. has indeed brought in director Matt Reeves to helm the next solo Batman movie, thereby securing the immediate future of one of the studio’s most important comic book franchises.
Ben Affleck, who played the Caped Crusader for the first time in the critically panned Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, was initially in line to direct The Batman. However, he announced last month that he was stepping down from that position to concentrate on his role in front of the camera.
Reeves, whose credits include Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was then rumoured to be Warner Bros.’ favoured candidate to step in, and those reports were confirmed on Thursday (February 23rd).
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The director is said to be top of Warner Bros’ list.
Last week Ben Affleck announced he was stepping down as director of the upcoming Batman solo movie.
Now, according to reports, the project might have found itself a new helmer, Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves.
Ben Affleck will star as Batman in an upcoming solo movie
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The long anticipated war between man and ape has finally arrived. The leader of the genetically-modified apes, Caesar, refuses to take responsibility for it; he has given the surviving humans too chances to maintain peace between them to count, but it's not in a human being's nature to allow their planet to be ruled by anything other than their own species. After Caesar's former right-hand man Koba betrays him and incites anger between both humans and apes, their ultimate civility was always going to collapse into an all-out war. Now that an army has been assembled lead by the Colonel, no mercy will be shown towards their primate counterparts. Though there is one man, the Preacher, who still believes there's a chance there can be peace.
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In a post-apocalyptical Earth inhabited by only the few humans who survived the viral pandemic that wiped out most of human civilisation less than ten years ago, man and ape are at war. A troop of genetically modified apes have taken over the planet led by the enraged and long-suffering Caesar; the first ape to have been modified enough to develop human speech and intelligence. Determined not to let humankind rule over them as they once did, the apes will stop at nothing to make sure they are never subjected to brutal scrutiny ever again. However, Caesar knows deep down that there are still good men in the world, and he also knows that if those men and his primate family don't work together to create peace in the world, it will be the end of all of them.
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Caesar was the world's first genetically modified ape, who was more than let down by his supposedly caring human conterparts as he grew older and wiser, with the ability to communicate like a human being. Now living in a world where apes rule over the Earth, and over the few remaining humans after a deadly virus swept the planet nearly ten years ago, Caesar has every right to feel unsympathetic. The humans appeal to the apes for peace but most of them are brutal and merciless in response, unwilling to let mankind rule over the planet again. However, Caesar sees that unless they can live in peace, everyone will die and he starts to feel that perhaps there's more good in humans than he was starting to believe. As a devastating war breaks out, he bonds with a man he likens to the scientist who brought him up and decides to find a way to help everyone live in harmony, risking his own life for both their races.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is the unnerving sequel to the 2011 sci-fi 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. Both are precursors to the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise, and 'Dawn...' has been directed by Matt Reeves ('The Pallbearer', 'Let Me In', 'Cloverfield') alongside writers Mark Bomback ('The Wolverine'), Scott Z. Burns ('The Bourne Ultimatum'), Rick Jaffa ('The Relic') and Amanda Silver ('The Hand That Rocks the Cradle'). It is due for release on July 17th 2014.
Earth has become a post-apocalyptic nightmare inhabited by the few survivors of a virus that plagued the globe nearly ten years ago, affecting only humans and destroying civilisation. Now, a breed of genetically modified apes whose intelligence and strength exceed far beyond the mental capabilities of mankind are well on their way to becoming the rulers of the planet - a power that the humans aren't about to give up in a hurry. They are led by the ruthless original 'improved' primate Caesar, and the once immaculately built-up cities of the world have overgrown into isolated wilderness. With apes on the warpath and mankind struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives in the face of the oncoming menace, the two races must join together and form some kind of peaceful truce, lest the fate of the world becomes even more dismal.
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Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are is a fresh remake.
American remakes of foreign gems are fairly common, and most only slightly veer from the original. Matt Reeves' Let Me In (2010) is an almost shot-for-shot remake of the 2008 Swedish hit Let the Right One In. And even Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning The Departed (2006) was a fairly faithful remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs.
We Are What We Are Is No Straight Hollywood Remake
By contrast, Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are takes a striking detour from the 2010 Mexican festival favourite by Jorge Michel Grau. Both films are about families that have a long tradition of murder and cannibalism, but the similarities end there. In the original, the father's death causes problems for a city-dwelling family; in the remake it's the mother who dies, pushing her rural family into crisis mode.
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Nearing a decade after a massive percentage of human civilisation was destroyed after a virus affecting only mankind spread its way across the globe, a breed of genetically modified apes with intelligence beyond normal capacity are on the verge of ruling the Earth, led by the original genetically reformed primate, Caesar. The once immaculate cities have become wild, with only a few survivors left to take on the challenge of rebuilding their lives - but it's something they are unlikely to achieve until some sort of peace is reached between the humans and apes. When that fails, the only thing left is war; something that could turn brutal enough to wipe out both species on their quest for dominance.
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