'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Director Inks Overall Deal at Twentieth Century Fox

Matt Reeves
Matt Reeves
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Matt Reeves, director of the well-received Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel, has inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox, the studio said Friday. 

"We are thrilled Matt has decided to make Fox his home," said Twentieth Century Fox production president Emma Watts. "We have long admired his bold, intelligent approach to filmmaking. I know our collaboration on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is just the beginning of many great things to come."

Reeves' Apes sequel has grossed more than $370 million worldwide so far in its release. The Fox statement says the deal had been in development prior to the theatrical release of the sci-fi title. In January, the studio said that it had closed a deal for Reeves to direct a third Apes film. 

On the big screen, the director helmed the monster-themed film Cloverfield, which grossed more than $170 million worldwide upon its release in 2008. 

The filmmaker had inked a deal with Twentieth Century Fox TV in 2012.

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