Rupert Wyatt No Longer Helming DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES?
In some extremely disappointing news, it turns out that Rupert Wyatt has decided not to direct the sequel to 2011's $483 million box office hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Fox are declining to comment, but find out why he's decided to pass on the project right here!
Critics and fans agreed that Rise of the Planet of the Apes was fantastic. In fact, so good was Andy Serkis' motion capture performance as 'Caesar' that there was a fair amount of outrage when he wasn't nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" at this year's Academy Awards. Well, in a disappointing turn of events, it now looks as if the sequel (titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is without a director as Deadline reports that Rupert Wyatt will not helm the highly anticipated follow-up. Why? Well, it turns out that it's for the same reason that Gary Ross decided not to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He simply doesn't want to rush the film out for 20th Century Fox's May 23rd, 2014 release date. Fox had no comment, but expect an announcement either way very soon.
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