Rupert Wyatt Might Not Be Directing ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Sequel Anymore
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Before summer 2011 ended, audiences were completely taken by Rupert Wyatt‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Its success had 20th Century Fox quickly commission for a sequel to be put into production, with Wyatt being its director once again.
However, there seems to be some trouble as Wyatt may be unable to commit to direct the sequel, which is titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But it’s not because he is having troubles with the studio, it’s because he feels as though he is unable to deliver the same quality of film he did with his first Apes film and make the scheduled release date of May 23rd, 2014.
Plus a new director may not be so bad. While it may not have the same spirit, the new director’s vision of the film may take it into a new direction. Which has its pros and cons, but if it is the former, think of the possibilities the Apes franchise could head into.
It’s not known how much the Scott Z Burn‘s script will be affected if Wyatt does leave, but as long as studios keep pushing these difficult to meet deadlines, directors will not come back to direct their sequels. And studios will not change their minds about these things anytime soon.