Let me be very clear: Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of the best films of the year and a huge step forward for what can be accomplished with motion capture. Loaded with incredible performances and a great script, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the rare commercial movie that’s also deep and thoughtful. Dawn is also rare in that tells a complete story but also opens the door for another sequel. As I said, Reeves has hit a massive home-run with this film and I truly hope audiences and critics embrace this special movie.
At the San Francisco press day I landed a great video interview with Matt Reeves. He talked about the positive reaction to the film, how he’s definitely coming back for the next sequel, writing the next one with Mark Bomback and “we are just starting to figure out what it would be,” deleted scenes, how he plans to release an extended cut on Blu-ray (which will include additional music by composer Michael Giacchino), the original ending of the movie, and more. Hit the jump to watch.