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'Cloverfield' Director Matt Reeves Emerges as Front-Runner to Helm 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

There was a lot of speculation as to who would take of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes when director Rupert Wyatt, who had helmed Rise to box office success last summer, stepped down. Wyatt was not comfortable with making the studio's May 23, 2014 release date.

Deadline reports that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has emerged as the front-runner on their shortlist of replacements. Other directors currently under consideration include The Disappearance of Alice Creed director J. Blakeson, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Crazy Heart director Jeff Nichols, The Impossible director Juan Antonion Bayona, Looper director Rian Johnson with Guillermo Del Toro rounding out the list.

Fox is likely to come to a quick decision as the release date gradually creeps up. No cating announcements have been made for the sequel, although it is assumed that Andy Serikis will most likely reprise his role as Caesar. James Franco, Freida Pinto and John Lithgow's involvement are still to be determined.

Do you like Reeves as a replacement director or would you prefer one of the other director mentioned above to step in for Wyatt?

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