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Kodi Smit-McPhee Will Battle Apes
As the simian planet Dawns...

23 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Kodi Smit-McPhee

Having found one human to pit against the ever-evolving ape threat in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, sequel director Matt Reeves is dipping into his back catalogue for another. He’s just cast Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee in the film.

We don’t yet know what role he’ll be playing – possibly alongside Jason Clarke, who joined the film a few days ago – though there’s a chance he could be his son.

With a script by Mark Bomback, the Rise follow-up is set 15 years later and finds humanity at a low ebb. Hit hard by the combined forces of the rampaging smart apes and a virus that has ravaged the population, mankind is struggling to survive with Clarke one of a group of people trying to stay safe in San Francisco.

Yet all is not necessarily perfect within the ranks of the simians either, with chimp Guevara Caesar (Andy Serkis) facing dissention within his own ranks.

Shooting on Dawn is set for this spring, with a release date already pencilled in on May 23 next year.

Smit-McPhee was last heard in ParaNorman and has a busy schedule ahead. He’s already worked on The Congress, the latest Romeo & Juliet and A Birder’s Guide To Everything. Currently he’s shooting The Young Ones (no, not an adaptation of the sitcom, it’s Jake Paltrow’s new drama featuring Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon.) 


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RE: Mixed Feelings about this....
L: bb I just hope that he won't spend most of his screen time screaming, crying or moaning in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. o be fair to the kid, he didn't in dmakes other post-apocalyptic movies look like pets the notion that Andy Serkis (the Laurence Olivier of motion-capture performers) will be returning as Caesar is a good thing. thought he was "The Lon Chaney of the Digital Age..." More

Posted by chris kilby at 13:33 on 24 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed Feelings about this....
"anyone who thinks it's better than Tomas Alfredson's masterpiece needs a serious reality check" Cheers, god. Kodi seems like a great casting choice. He was great in Let Me In and The Road. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 13:22 on 24 February 2013 | Report This Post

Mixed Feelings about this....
The only film I've seen Kodi Smit-McPhee in was LET ME IN (2010), which, to be honest, didn't gave the same believable performance that Kare Hedebrant did in the vastly superior 2008 Swedish version (I don't want to go on about it, but LET ME IN is the MOST pointless remake I've ever seen and anyone who thinks it's better than Tomas Alfredson's masterpiece needs a serious reality check). I just hope that he won't spend most of his screen time screaming, crying or moaning in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF More

Posted by bb at 11:47 on 24 February 2013 | Report This Post


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