Monday, 26 September 2016

Rupert Wyatt directing original science fiction project Captive State

News has only just broke that the X-Men spin-off Gambit has once again lost another director – now we know what that film's former helmer is up to next. News arrives via Variety that British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) is set to direct science fiction movie Captive State.

The film boasts an original script written by Wyatt and his wife Erica Beeney. Details are still fairly scarce on the project, but the word is cameras will start rolling sometime in 2017.

Wyatt, of course, was attached to direct Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) as the smooth talking, kinetic energy utilising Cajun mutant, but dropped out last year. Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow) then came on board, but he has now dropped out as well.

The British director made his name with the well received prequel Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011), and since made remake The Gambler (2014), alongside various television projects, including a small screen adaptation of The Exorcist.

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