With the success of 2011's franchise revival of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' it seems obvious, especially to 20th Century Fox, that the upcoming Matt Reeves helmed sequel 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' will also be pulling in the big bucks. So much so that the studio is already looking towards the third installment and has secured Reeves for further directorial duties. The yet untitled threequel will see Reeves helm and co-write alongside 'Dawn' co-scribe Mark Bomback. Deadline are also reporting that the studio will see the project as a priority going forward. The follow-up stars Andy Serkis ('The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'), Jason Clarke ('Zero Dark Thirty'), Gary Oldman ('Bram Stoker's Dracula'), Keri Russell ('Dark Skies'), Toby Kebbell ('Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'), Kodi Smit-McPhee ('ParaNorman'), Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo ('Fringe') and Judy Greer.
"A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species."
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' opens on 11 July 2014.