With Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arriving on Blu-ray/DVD December 2, I was recently able to sit down with the busy director to talk about the film. As I’ve said again and again, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is easily one of my favorite films of 2014 and the rare commercial movie that’s also deep and thoughtful. Dawn is also atypical in that tells a complete story, but also opens the door for another sequel.
During the interview Reeves talked about the reception to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, what fans can look forward to on the Blu-ray, the status of the next Apes sequel, how they’re currently outlining the story, teases that the title may be “one word shorter,” and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say and click here to pre-order the Blu-ray on Amazon.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is currently available on Digital HD on both iTunes and Amazon.
- Looking back at the reception to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and starting on the next movie.
- 2:00 – Reeves loves the access to behind-the-scenes materials.
- 3:20 – They are outlining the story for the next Apes movie in the “Caesar cycle.”
- 5:00 – No start date yet on the sequel but the studio is excited to get into production.
- 5:35 – Won’t say the title he’s thinking about, but teases it may be “one word shorter.”