Matt Reeves Biography, Age, Wife, Batman, Movies, Director, Cloverfield And Net Worth

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Matt Reeves Biography

Matt Reeves (Matthew George Reeves) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.  He started his career as a screenwriter for the films Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and The Pallbearer (1996).  The latter of which marked his feature-length directorial debut.

Matt then moved into television as a director and co-creator of the drama series Felicity (1998–2002), alongside J. J. Abrams. Since then he has gone on to direct the found-footage horror film Cloverfield (2008), 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).

Warner Bros. announced in February 2017, that Matt will write and direct the superhero film The Batman, which is set in the DC Extended Universe.

Matt Reeves Age

Matt was born on April 27, 1966 in Rockville Centre, New York. He is 53 years old as of 2019.

Matt Reeves Family

Matt was born in Rockville Centre, New York, and raised in Los Angeles, California. Information about his parents and siblings is not yet know.  Matt started  making movies when he was eight years old, directing friends and using a wind-up camera.

He met and became friends with filmmaker J.J. Abrams when  they were both 13 years old and a public-access television cable channel, Z Channel, was airing their short films. When they were about 15 years old, Steven Spielberg hired them to transfer some of his own Super 8 films to videotape.

Matt Reeves Education

Matt went to the University of Southern California. When he was there, between 1991 and 1992, he produced an award-winning student film, Mr. Petrified Forest. This  helped him acquire an agent.  He also co-wrote a script that eventually became Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. After he  graduated, Matt co-wrote The Pallbearer, which became his professional directorial debut.

Matt Reeves Wife

Matt is married to Melinda Wang, a former animator. The couple has one son.

Matt Reeves photos

Matt Reeves Director |Matt Reeves Career

Matt and his friend Abrams co-created the TV series Felicity, for which Matt directed several episodes, including the pilot. He has helmed occasional episodes of other television series, including Relativity and Homicide: Life on the Street, among others.

Matt directed the 2008 monster science fiction film, Cloverfield, which Abrams produced.  He would later executive produce 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox.

He also wrote and directed Let Me In, a remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. It was released on October 1, 2010 by Overture Films.  Matt at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con he was a special guest, promoting the film to attendees.

It was announced in 2012 that Reeves would direct a film based on the classic hit TV series The Twilight Zone. Matt stated that the film will have one main story that could relate to the original series. When the film was about to develop in summer 2013, Matt left the project in order to direct the science fiction film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, released in 2014. He later returned to direct the third film in the series, War for the Planet of the Apes, which was released on July 14, 2017.

Matt Reeves 8 O’clock in the Morning

Matt has been working on the script of 8 O’Clock in the Morning since 2011. This is  a science fiction film based on the short story of same name written by Ray Nelson, previously adapted by John Carpenter as They Live. Matt will also direct the film and Universal Pictures will produce the film.

Matt Reeves The Batman

Matt will write and direct the superhero film The Batman, which is set in the DC Extended Universe and slated for release in 2021.

The Batman won’t be another re-hash of Batman’s origin story, but it will show the character become DC Comics’ greatest detective. The film, which is set for a 2021 release, is expected to feature various members of Batman’s rogues gallery and other characters associated with Gotham City. Casting is still underway, but several major Batman characters have already been cast.

Matt was hired to direct and produce a Batman film set within the DC Extended Universe, titled The Batman in February 2017.  He was writing the screenplay as of June 2018.

Matt will produce the adaptation of The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole for 20th Century Fox Animation.

Matt Reeves Movies |Matt Reeves Films

  • 2021 – The Batman
  • 2018 – The Cloverfield Paradox
  • 2017 – War for the Planet of the Apes
  • 2016 – 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • 2014 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • 2010 – Let Me In
  • 2008 – Cloverfield
  • 2000 – The Yards
  • 1996 – The Pallbearer
  • 1995 – Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Matt Reeves TV Shows

  • 2019 – Surveillance
  • 2018 – The Passage
  • 2006 – Miracles
  • 2006 – Conviction
  • 2000 – Gideon’s Crossing
  • 1998–2002 – Felicity
  • 1997 – Relativity
  • 1997 – Homicide: Life on the Street

Matt Reeves Cloverfield

Matt directed the 2008 monster science fiction film, Cloverfield, which Abrams produced. Late he would executive produce 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox. Cloverfield is a found footage monster disaster film which was written by Drew Goddard. It stars Michael Stahl-David, Odette Yustman, T.J. Miller, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, and Mike Vogel. The story follows six young New York City residents fleeing from a massive monster and various other smaller creatures that attack the city while they are having a farewell party.

Matt Reeves Net Worth

2019 has been a rough year for the director Matt, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. Matt  has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2019 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

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