With a May 23rd, 2014 release date already set, Fox knows it needs to get Dawn of the Planet of the Apes into production fairly soon, to ensure there’s enough time to sort out all the CGI apes. At the moment they’re busy putting the cast together.
Just a few days after Jason Clarke signed on to star in the movie, Deadline reports that teenager Kodi Smit-McPhee has joined the cast as one of the leads.
The film with reunite Kodi with Let Me In director Matt Reeves on the film. The story is set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and will follow a group of scientists who are trying to survive in a world that is fast being overrun by super-intelligent apes. There’s also Caesar (Andy Serkis), the ape leader who is having trouble controlling the animals in his kingdom. Unfortunately no character details have been released for Smit-McPhee’s role at this time.
Matt Reeves is directing from a screenplay by Mark Bomback.