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Liam Neeson Attached to ‘The Escapist’ Remake

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The most recent film from director Rupert Wyatt was a remake of The Gambler, and now his own first feature is getting the remake treatment. The Escapist is Wyatt’s UK debut, in which Brian Cox played a prison inmate who assembles a group...Show More Summary

Liam Neeson Takes the Lead in 'The Escapist' Remake

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Sean O'Keefe is writing the script for 'The Escapist' remake, based on Rupert Wyatt's 2009 directorial debut about a daring prison break. [...]

For 'The Gambler,' filmmaker sought a less familiar side of L.A.

5 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Before he began filming "The Gambler," English director Rupert Wyatt gave strict instructions to his director of photography.

Film Review: The Gambler (Dir. Rupert Wyatt)

The Gambler Dir. Rupert Wyatt [Paramount Pictures; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: There’s a particular type of big-budget movie that may not deserve the label of the worst that Hollywood has to offer, but are nonetheless pretty bad.Show More Summary

Mark Wahlberg Plays the Ultimate Buzzkill in The Gambler

Is casting Mark Wahlberg as a self-loathing literature professor an inspired or a ridiculous choice? Can it be both? It's hard to decide even after seeing The Gambler, director Rupert Wyatt and screenwriter William Monahan's re-imagining of Karel Reisz and writer James Toback's 1974 film. The original story, though it... More »

Interview: Rupert Wyatt on Why He Didn’t Set Out to Remake ‘The Gambler’

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Following the commercial and critical success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011, Rupert Wyatt was hired back to helm the sequel. However, when creative differences caused him to split, he wound up settling on an entirely different kind of movie as his follow-up. Show More Summary

Capone shows his hand to THE GAMBLER director Rupert Wyatt

Capone shows his hand to THE GAMBLER director Rupert Wyatt Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Unless you saw his 2008 debut feature THE ESCAPIST (and you should), it's likely that you hadn’t heard heard the name of director Rupert Wyatt, until his staggeringly awesome RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Rupert Wyatt on Mark Wahlberg & John Goodman’s Against Type Roles in 'The Gambler'

After breathing new life into the Planet of the Apes franchise, many anxiously awaited Rupert Wyatt’s next cinematic outing. The Gambler marks somewhat of a departure for the British-born writer/director in that it’s subdued and somewhat ambiguous. Show More Summary

Rupert Wyatt Is Making A Scifi Series About The IRA? 

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A long time ago, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt announced he was working on an intense HBO series called Echo Chamber centered around a British agent who goes undercover in the IRA. But now that series is going to be scifi. Wait, what? Read more...

The Gambler

There is a lot to like in Rupert Wyatt’s film, but not nearly enough to make it an enjoyable movie-watching experience.Click To Continue Reading

CS Video: The Cast of Mark Wahlberg’s The Gambler

5 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Michael K. Williams, Brie Larson and director Rupert Wyatt The post CS Video: The Cast of Mark Wahlberg’s The Gambler appeared first on

Rupert Wyatt to Direct 10-Episode Sci-Fi Series ‘Echo Chamber’

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

It’s been almost 3 years since we first heard Rupert Wyatt was developing Echo Chamber, an HBO miniseries about a British soldier who goes undercover in the IRA. During his press tour for his latest film The Gambler, Wyatt revealed to...Show More Summary

Rupert Wyatt Bets on a Remake of “The Gambler”

In the wake of the mammoth commercial and critical success of his last film, the 2011 franchise reviver "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt was in a position where he presumably could have signed on to any sure-fire tentpole epic guaranteed to become a cash cow. Show More Summary

‘The Gambler’ Tests the Limits of the Mark Wahlberg Persona

There is a scene, late in Rupert Wyatt’s new remake of The Gambler, where Mark Wahlberg is getting a serious beating. This isn’t unusual in the back half of the picture, during which Wahlberg sports a steadily pulpier mug, but he does something interesting in the midst of the trouncing: he leans into it. Show More Summary

Brie Larson On Living Like a Monk and Prepping For The Gambler

From 21 Jump Street to The Spectacular Now to Short Term 12, Brie Larson has consistently elected to participate in films she wholeheartedly believes in. Her latest is Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, out in wide release this week, a reimagining of the 1974 film of the same name written by... More »

Mark Wahlberg on The Gambler, Those Sony Leaks, and His Crazy Schedule

In Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg plays Jim, a hollow-cheeked college professor (Wahlberg lost 60 pounds for the role) with a compulsion to spend his nights throwing good money after bad on the blackjack table. A remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan, The Gambler hands Wahlberg his... More »

'Star Trek 3' Eyes 'Planet of the Apes' Director

6 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Paramount and J.J. Abrams want Rupert Wyatt to direct 'Star Trek 3', but are also eyeing four other directors. [...]

Star Trek 3 Director List Narrows to Five Names

6 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Rupert Wyatt, Duncan Jones, and more eyed as potential candidates! The post Star Trek 3 Director List Narrows to Five Names appeared first on

‘Star Trek 3? Director Search Narrows To Five Including Rupert Wyatt

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams are eyeing five top directors to replace Roberto Orci as the Star Trek 3 helmer, I'm told. This is the hot open directing assignment of the moment. Studio is high on and has met with Rupert Wyatt, who helmed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the new remake The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg for Paramount. Show More Summary

Check Out These Exclusive New Photos From ‘The Gambler’

6 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

There’s no denying the impressive talent behind the new movie The Gambler. It is directed by Rupert Wyatt, the man behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directing his first film since that hit. William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer...Show More Summary

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