Rupert Wyatt, director of "The Escapist" is being put in charge of the "Planet of the Apes" reboot prequel says Deadline Hollywood
At one time called Caesar-the film has had a bumpy road heading to the big screen. Producer Scott Rudin and writer Scott Frank collaborated on the film.
The studio called the script, “too dark, too expensive”. Then Peter Chernin took over and hired X-Men: First Class writer Jamie Moss to make it work . The final draft of the screenplay is credited to Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa.
The film is tagged as very loose remake of Conquest of the Planet Of The Apes...
I have not seen any of Wyatt's stuff. And thus can not make a judgment on this news Given its troubles I think it's ill fated to proceed but they will anyway.
There is no word yet as to a production start date.