There's a famous W.C. Fields quote that says, "Never work with children or animals unless they're played by Andy Serkis." Matt Reeves is taking this advice to heart. The director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has already agreed to stick with the franchise.

Considering Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn't open in theaters until July, this shows that 20th Century Fox has a lot of confidence in what Reeves has done with the sequel. He'll also share scripting duties with DotPotA's screen writer Mark Bomback on the third film on the fast-tracked, high-priority film. Sad news for anyone who was hoping to snag Andy Serkis for their talking dog epic. (Deadline)