Matt Reeves to direct `Rise Of The..` sequel

Updated: Oct 03, 2012, 08:57 AM IST

Los Angeles: Director Matt Reeves will reportedly direct the sequel to 2011 sci-fi film `Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes`.

Reeves, 46, who has directed movies like `Cloverfield`, and `Let Me In` will helm the sequel titled as "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,"

There was a long discussion and meeting with several directors Reeves was finalised for the movie, reports

The movie was a story about a virus injected in chimpanzees for testing, but which eventually gave them intelligence at par with humans.

`Dawn of the Planet of the Apes` is slated to release in 2014.