|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Matt Reeves (born April 27, 1966)is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He first gained recognition for the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002), which he co-developed with J.J. Abrams. Reeves came to widespread attention for directing the hit monster film Cloverfield (2008), going on to helm the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010) and the critically acclaimed science fiction sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). He directed the upcoming superhero film, The Batman (2022), which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman.
Reeves was born in Rockville Centre, New York,on Long Island. He moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was five, where he began making movies at age eight, directing friends and using a wind-up camera. Reeves met and befriended filmmaker J. J. Abrams when both were 13 years old and a Los Angeles public-access television cable channel, Z Channel, was airing their short films. When Reeves and Abrams were 15 or 16 years old, Steven Spielberg hired them to transfer some of his own Super 8 films to videotape.
Reeves attended the University of Southern California where he was a screenwriting student for writer Jeph Loeb.There, between 1991 and 1992, he produced an award-winning student film, Mr. Petrified Forest, which helped him acquire an agent; he also co-wrote a script that eventually became Under Siege 2: Dark Territory . After graduating, he co-wrote Cloverfield which he later directed.
Reeves made his directorial film debut with the horror anthology film Future Shock, which was released in 1994. He also directed the romantic comedy film The Pallbearer (1996), which co-starred Gwyneth Paltrow and David Schwimmer. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
Reeves received recognition for co-creating and showrunning the WB drama series Felicity , alongside J. J. Abrams.The series ran for 84 episodes from 1998 to 2002. Reeves directed several episodes of the series, including the pilot. He helmed episodes of various other television series, including Relativity , Homicide: Life on the Street , and Gideon's Crossing , among others.
Reeves gained further success and worldwide recognition for directing the 2008 science fiction monster film Cloverfield , which Abrams produced.Reeves later served as an executive producer on 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018). He wrote and directed the romantic horror film Let Me In , a remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In . The remake was released on October 1, 2010, by Overture Films.
In October 2011, Reeves signed on to direct a film based on the classic television series The Twilight Zone ,but he left the project in September 2012. Reeves directed the acclaimed science fiction film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes , the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes , which was released to box office success in 2014. He returned to direct and write the third film in the series, War for the Planet of the Apes , which was released on July 14, 2017 to critical acclaim. In 2014, Reeves signed a three-year production deal with 20th Century Fox.
Reeves was set to produce a film adaptation of Mouse Guard , with Wes Ball signed on to direct the film.However, the project was cancelled two weeks before production was set to begin in April 2019, due to Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Reeves served as executive producer on the Fox science fiction thriller series The Passage , which aired for one season. He also executive produced the Amazon Prime Video science fiction drama series Tales from the Loop . The series, based on artwork by Simon Stålenhag, premiered to positive reviews in April 2020.
On July 6, 2020, it was announced that Reeves had signed an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop new television programming for all of the company's platforms under his production company, 6th & Idaho.
Reeves serves as executive executive producer on the Netflix science-fiction drama series Away , starring Hilary Swank.
In February 2017, Reeves was hired to direct and produce a Batman film, titled The Batman .He co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig, and principal photography commenced in January 2020. The Batman is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2022, and will star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman. On May 19, 2021, he was confirmed to be producing a new Batman animated series for HBO Max, titled Batman: Caped Crusader, along with J. J. Abrams and Bruce Timm.
Reeves is married to Melinda Wang, a former animator. They have one son together.
|1994||Future Shock||Yes||Yes||No||Segment: "Mr. Petrified Forest"|
|1995||Under Siege 2: Dark Territory||No||Yes||No||Co-written with Richard Hatem|
|1996||The Pallbearer||Yes||Yes||No||Co-written with Jason Katims|
|2000||The Yards||No||Yes||Yes||Co-written with James Gray|
|2010||Let Me In||Yes||Yes||No|
|2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Yes||No||No|
|2017||War for the Planet of the Apes||Yes||Yes||No||Co-written with Mark Bomback|
|2022||The Batman||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-written with Peter Craig; post-production|
|1997||Relativity||Yes||No||No||Episode: "Billable Hours"|
|Homicide: Life on the Street||Yes||No||No||Episode: "All is Bright"|
|1998–2002||Felicity||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-creator and showrunner with J. J. Abrams |
|2000||Gideon's Crossing||Yes||No||No||Episode: "The Gift"|
|2003||Miracles||Yes||No||No||Episode: "The Ferguson Syndrome"|
|2019||The Passage||No||No||Yes||10 episodes|
|Surveillance||No||No||Yes||Unsold TV pilot|
|2020||Tales from the Loop||No||No||Yes||8 episodes|
|The New Wilderness||No||No||Yes|
|Batman: Caped Crusader||No||No||Yes|
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||CinemaScore||Budget||Box office|
|The Pallbearer||45% (20 reviews)||N/A||N/A||$5 million||$7.65 million|
|Cloverfield||77% (212 reviews)||64 (37 reviews)||C||$25 million||$170.8 million|
|Let Me In||88% (237 reviews)||79 (35 reviews)||C+||$20 million||$24.1 million|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||90% (315 reviews)||79 (48 reviews)||A–||$170 million||$710.6 million|
|War for the Planet of the Apes||94% (355 reviews)||82 (50 reviews)||A–||$150 million||$490.7 million|
|2008||Saturn Awards||Filmmakers Showcase Award||Cloverfield||Won|
|2010||Fright Meter Awards||Best Screenplay||Let Me In||Won|
|Gotham Independent Film Awards||Best Feature||Nominated|
|2011||Saturn Awards||Best Director||Nominated|
|2014||Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards||Best Film||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Nominated|
|2015||Saturn Awards||Best Director||Nominated|
|Empire Awards||Best Director||Nominated|
|2018||Saturn Awards||Best Director||War for the Planet of the Apes||Nominated|
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