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Is Apes sequel left without a director?

September 23rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

Rise of the Planet of the Apes faced an unenviable task last year. It took a much-loved franchise and rebooted but in such a way that it would tie-in with the original movies/TV series. But it did it with gusto, much of its success coming down to director Rupert Wyatt.

However, Wyatt is now looking unlikely to return for the sequel and the fault lies at the feet of 20th Century Fox. Why? I hear you ask, well, remember when Kenneth Brannagh had to walk from Thor: The Dark World because he felt it was rushed into production too quick? Well, it’s similar here. Wyatt was an unknown before Apes, and now he has signed on to several projects and because of thi,s and Fox’s insistence to get it out for May 23rd, 2014, Wyatt can’t commit to it.

While there’s no official word from Fox or Wyatt’s people, if it is true, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes needs a director quickly and to meet the 2014 release date production must kick off soon…

More information as we get it…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….