"I wanted it to be ‘The Godfather’ with apes. Just the way that movie is this grand Shakespearean story set in the gangster world, but it’s truly about family. It’s really a king and his sons. I wanted this to be a king and his sons, but I also wanted it to be about two families: a human family that was trying to repair itself after a grand tragedy, and an ape family that was really in its ascendancy. To have it be a story about whether or not they could coexist. That family aspect of it was part of the conception." — Talked to Matt Reeves about “Apes.” It’s great.