Prepare for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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20th Century Fox has announced a Memorial Day 2014 release for their upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel, now officially known as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Released last year, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a box office smash, grossing over $480 million worldwide.

Rupert Wyatt, who directed the original, will return to direct with Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa providing the screenplay. Returning producers include Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

The May 23rd release falls one week after Marvel Studios’ still unrevealed feature and one week before Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.