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Fox has shifted the release date for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes up one week, from July 18, 2014 to July 11, 2014.
The July 11 release date is currently home to Fast & Furious 7, the next installment in the action franchise. However, after the death of star Paul Walker in a car crash on Nov. 30, Universal delayed the restart of production. Already on a very tight schedule, the film’s release will likely have to be pushed back, opening up that date for another tentpole film.
Fox’s sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell. The story, set more than a decade after the events of Rise, follows a group of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (a motion-captured Serkis), who is trying to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are producing the movie, which is working off a script by Mark Bomback.
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