Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) is attached to direct Night Film, based on the upcoming novel by Marisha Pessl. Night Film will be produced by Peter Chernin, whose Chernin Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel (which hits shelves later this year). The book, “tells the story of an investigative journalist... Read More
Following his departure from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes, director Rupert Wyatt lined up Birdsong, an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ acclaimed World War I novel of the same name which he was writing himself. Show More Summary
After rising with Planet of the Apes, Rupert Wyatt is now setting his sights on noir. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director will helm an adaptation of “Night Film,” the forthcoming novel from “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” author Marisha Pessl. Show More Summary
Rupert Wyatt got some positive notice after the his debut feature, The Escapist, but it was his next film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, that introduced him to a broader audience. And although he decided to bow out of that franchise before the sequel started shooting, he’s apparently happy to re-team with the [...]
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Rupert Wyatt, who helmed the better-then-expected RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, has been tapped to direct an adaptation of Marisha Pessl's upcoming dark thriller NIGHT FILM, which follows the story of a journalist named Scott McGrath who uncovers some unexpected details when investigating the alleged suicide of a beautiful young woman. Show More Summary
Rupert Wyatt will helm Marisha Pessl’s upcoming noir novel Night Film, which was recently picked up by Chernin Entertainment. The book, due in August, tells of an investigative journalist named Scott McGrath who begins looking into the death of a … Continue reading ?
The last time I wrote about the film version of The Equalizer we heard that Denzel Washington was still attached to the project and that Rupert Wyatt was the next name on the list to join as director, but that has changed again. Wyatt...Show More Summary
After the project has passed through filmmakers like Paul Haggis, Rupert Wyatt, and Nicolas Winding Refn, Sony may have finally found a director for The Equalizer who can stop futzing around with personal vision and just give Denzel Washington a gun already. Show More Summary
Sony and Denzel Washington have been trying to get their movie version of The Equalizer going for a while now, and they’ve cycled through directors — from Drive‘s Nicolas Winding Refn to Rupert Wyatt — who’ve attached themselves and then bailed out. But they may have a winner with their latest choice: Antoine Fuqua, who’s [...]
Paul Haggis, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Rupert Wyatt have all been attached to Sony’s The Equalizer at one point or other over the last few years. Now it’s Antoine Fuqua‘s turn to try and take the helm. The filmmaker has entered early talks to reunite with his Training Day star Denzel Washington for the action [...]
British actor JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger) has been cast in AMC‘s pilot Turn. Written by Craig Silverstein based on the book Washington’s Spies and directed by Rupert Wyatt, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells...Show More Summary
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt has passed on directing the adaptation of 80s television mainstay 'The Equalizer.'
Briefly: Despite reportedly being in talks with Sony to helm their long-gestating The Equalizer feature, director Rupert Wyatt will not take on the project, which still has Denzel Washington set to star. Deadline Hollywood reports that scheduling conflicts have kept Wyatt from the project, though the outlet also vows that the studio “will lock in a helmer shortly.” Stay tuned.
The Equalizer adaptation has lost yet another director. Rise of the Planet of the Apes mastermind Rupert Wyatt was tapped to direct the big screen version of the 80s television show last month. However, reports indicate that he too may have decided to part ways with the production. According to Deadline, Wyatt is no longer [...]Show More Summary
Briefly: Sony and Denzel Washington want to make a new/updated version of the classic ’80s TV series The Equalizer. It’s pretty easy to see why, as the role of a former intelligence agent who offers his skills pro bono to people in need seems like something that could very easily blend Washington’s appeal with modern [...]
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EXCLUSIVE: Rise of the Planet Of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt broke off talks to direct The Equalizer at Sony with Denzel Washington. He had another obligation and skeds ultimately didn’t mesh, I’m told. Sony and Escape Artists will lock in a helmer shortly.
It's almost as if the makers of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" are interested in making the sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" really, really good. First they go and get Matt Reeves to replace Rupert Wyatt. Then they cast "Zero Dark Thirty" break-out and star-waiting-to-happen Jason Clarke in the [...]
In his first major TV gig Jamie Bell (The Adventures Of Tintin) is set to star in AMC‘s period drama pilot Turn, written by Craig Silverstein and directed by Rupert Wyatt. Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, Turn is set...Show More Summary