"Cloverfield" helmer Matthew Reeves will direct the follow up to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the lovingly titled "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
Reeves was considered the front-runner for the past few weeks, ever since he abruptly dropped out of Warner Bros.' planned "Twilight Zone" remake/reboot, right around the same time "Rise" director Rupert Wyatt announced he was stepping away from the franchise, presumably to direct something with fewer talking apes.
Deadline ran the exclusive today announcing Reeves' deal with Fox. The director's name had previously appeared on a shortlist that also included J Blakeson, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Jeff Nichols, Juan Antonio Bayona, Rian Johnson (ha!), and Guillermo del Toro (HA!).
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is still scheduled for a May 23, 2014 release date, so somebody better get Andy Serkis in a lycra unitard NOW!
Do you think Matt Reeves is a good choice for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
It's sort of an unwritten rule that if you play a vampire in a movie, you have to know everything about the mythical creature, which explains why MTV News' Josh Horowitz has a few questions for Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez in the latest After Hours.
Promoting their new film, "Hotel Transylvania," the duo hit on many vampire-related topics like drinking blood, the "Twilight" series, general sexiness, and even why Justin Bieber hasn't really aged at all.
You can watch the brand new episode of After Hours above, and you can see "Hotel Transylvania" in theaters on September 28.
When "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt took the Gary Ross route and stepped down from the follow-up, the immediate question became, well, who's it going to be? The world of "Rise" nicely set up a sci-fi canvas for any ambitious filmmaker to take over and do pretty much anything they wanted for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
Deadline now claims that 20th Century Fox has a shortlist made up of something of the most exciting up-and-coming directors and one unrealistic vet. Here's our rundown.
By most accounts, he's the studio's top choice by a long shot. The "Cloverfield" director had been attached to "The Twilight Zone" before leaving the project earlier this week. The timing sure does seem convenient.
Ever wondered how many degrees separate a certain actor from Kevin Bacon? Well, Google has made discovering the answer easy to find.
The company has developed a new algorithm for their search engine that allows you to determine any actor's Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. IGN brought the hilarious new tool to our awareness, informing us that all you need to do is type in "Bacon Number" and then the actor's name and, viola, you have your answer. And we thought it was cool when we discovered Google calculator would translate numbers into Smoots.
With "The Twilight Saga" wrapped and "Cali" out of the picture, Hollywood is Kristen Stewart's metaphoric oyster.
The actress has been attached to a couple of projects recently like the potential "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel and Scott Cooper's take on "Lie Down in the Darkness," but neither project is officially confirmed. MTV News recently caught up with Stewart at the Toronto International Film Festival where she said she's enjoying not knowing what she'll be up to over the next few years.
"It's been a little while since I haven't had stuff mapped out, so it's nice," she said. "I'm in a good place to choose."
Last night's Video Music Awards may have been all about the music for the most part, but "Twilight" fans got a little something for themselves, when a few of the cast members presented the final trailer for "Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
The finale looks like it will be an epic one. As fans know, the ending has been beefed up a bit with some extra vampire-versus-vampire action, and we see plenty of that in this final trailer.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2" hits theaters on November 16.
What was your favorite part of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
It's almost here, folks. We get that the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are all about the music, but we here at MTV Movies Blog can't wait to see the exclusive new footage from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" that will be premiered during the awards show tomorrow.
To help ease the wait (24 hours can be a long time), we've debut a sneak peek at the new trailer we'll be seeing when the VMAs air live starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. There are Volturi. There's an angry werewolf. There's Alice seeing a not-so-great future for her brother and sister-in-law. And, of course, there's Bella and Edward, doing whatever they can to save their daughter Renesmee. What more could a "Twilight" fan ask for? Well, maybe for the entire movie to show during the VMAs instead of just a trailer, but beggars can't be choosers.
Remember that part in "Twilight" when Bella ate a slice of Edward's cake and got really mad because it was his most bestest creation?
No? That might be because we've been watching this new Bad Lip Reading video that reinterprets the first "Twilight" movie," and now we're mixing up the versions.
The hilarious video (via Screen Crush) plugs brand new dialogue into some of the movie's most famous scenes, but you might not notice since the lip movements match up so well.
Check out the video after the jump!
With producers set for "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the casting process heating up, we're guessing that plenty of actors and actresses are going to start throwing their names into the pot to play Christan Grey and Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of the hit erotic novel. The one man we didn't expect to get in on the action? "The League" comedian Paul Scheer.
The actor posted his "audition tape" to College Humor, but it's clear that he wasn't very prepared to read for the part of Christian. After attempting some of the character's more seductive lines, Scheer kept bursting out laughing and finally had to ask, "What is this book about?"
Robert Pattinson didn't always lust for blood. Taylor Lautner only recently started removing his shirt all the time. Granted Kristen Stewart usually runs her fingers through her hair and bites her lip, but not always as Bella.
Believe it or not, the stars of "Twilight" do act in other movies. In fact, the most forward thinking Cullen, Ashley Greene has "The Apparition" out this week.
So in honor of the Ashley Greene movie that doesn't involve fangs, here are our favorite movies starring the cast of "Twilight."