Matt Reeves (Let Me In, CLOVERFIELD) will apparently be directing the follow up to his own film, this summer's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Deadline has reported.
This news comes after (apparently REALLY positive) early screenings of the film, and 20th Fox was apparently REALLY seeing dollar signs, as it's expected Reeves will begin production immediately, although this time Reeves will go on with Mark Bomback, not bringing Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa (Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) along with them.
Bomback also co-wrote Dawn, as well as this summer's 50 Shades of Grey, The Wolverine, and Total Recall.
The deal is apparently locked, and no release date or title has been dropped; but hell, I'd wager $50 that Battle of the Rise of the Conquest of the Planet of the Apes will probably drop with a Summer '16 release.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 11, coming off of 2011's surprising pre-boot of the franchise, which went on to gross $482 Millon, and stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis as Caesar in a story that follows the remaining humans in and uneasy truce with Caesar's followers after the Simian Flu has wiped out more than half of Earth's population.