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Has Wyatt left Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel?

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Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

With a May, 2014 release date locked in before even a metre of film has rolled, let alone a blob of whiteout applied to a script, seems “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt may have gone cold on the sequel. The rushed production schedule, says Deadline, drives rumours that the filmmaker may have left Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”.

Pity, if so, because “Rise” wasn’t just a decent addition to the long running “Apes” franchise, but it was a damn solid genre addition overall. Much of the credit goes to Wyatt too.

Guess we’ll find out if there’s any truth to the rumour in due time.

Here’s the trailer, which serves as a lasting refresher on the film’s greatness :

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About Sophie Best

Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

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