- DAWN OF THE PLANETS OF THE APES
The release date for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is still 18 months away, however it looks like director Rupert Wyatt may exiting the film.
Wyatt directed the 2011 reboot/prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and was expected to return for multiple sequels along with star Andy Serkis.
Deadline reports that Wyatt may be exiting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but Fox has declined to comment.
If Wyatt’s explanation is to be believed, his departure would be similar to that of director Gary Ross when he opted not to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire due to the studio’s time constraint, even after the first film’s phenomenal success. Wyatt was certainly a major component to the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and it would be sad to see of the director leaves if this is indeed the case.
Wyatt is still attached to direct Agent 13 for Universal with Charlize Theron starring and he may now be able to revisit Londongrad, which was to star Michael Fassbender as former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with Polonium-210 back in 2006.