After the success of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, FOX already began moving on a third film in the franchise.
The currently untitled this film was originally slated for release in the summer of 2016 – but unfortunately things aren’t moving quickly enough for the studio who has shifted the film a full year to a newly minted July 14, 2017 date.
Cloverfield and Let Me In‘s Matt Reeves, who directed Dawn, will return to the helm.
In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.“