by: Jay Carlson
Matt Reeves has signed on to direct FOX’s upcoming bank heist film, from a pitch by Matt Charman according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film is said to be “in the vein of Heat and Dog Day Afternoon.”
First up for Reeves will be his follow-up to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a film that really blew me away and is near the very top of my favorite films I’ve seen this year. I’m eager to see where he takes the sequel, which FOX has set for release on July 29, 2016. Presumably, the bank heist film will shoot after that.
Reeves seems to grow exponentially with each new film he releases. He has established himself as one of the best up and coming directors and someone I watch with great anticipation. His trajectory from Cloverfield to Let Me In to his Apes film is, frankly, astounding.
Matt Charman has also become quite hot lately after his writing on Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Cold War Spy Thriller, St. James Place. That film was later rewritten by the Coen Brothers.