Matt Reeves On Plan B

Matt Reeves On Plan B
Sharron Lynskey
Sharron Lynskey

15 Jul 2017

Director Matt Reeves is back to direct the third film, in the “Planet of the Apes” reboot, “War For the Planet of the Apes” and says that for this instalment, he wanted “It’s interesting because the thing about these movies, the movies are enormously expensive but what is most expensive are the visual effects. The challenge of this movie was, I wanted to do an "an ape point of view movie".

“The challenge of this movie was, I wanted to do an ape point of view movie. And that meant that the apes are in every scene. And so, in the other films there were always scenes that didn’t have apes in them and the apes shots are incredibly expensive. So the budget actually goes paying to make sure you see these close ups of these apes and that you are connecting to the emotion of what you are seeing. 

Steve Zahn joins the cast in this instalment as Bad Ape and Matt reckons only a special type of actor can be cast as an ape.

"You know, the actors come in and I first have them do a scene, that is a human scene, and I see what they are like as actors. Then we start throwing at them these kind of more primitive exercises ... it’s an unusual process.”

Matt also spoke to Sarina about his next big film - the much anticipated movie, The Batman. Check out the interview in full:

“War for the Planet of the Apes” is out in cinemas now.