Director Leaves “Apes” Sequel

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The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes is looking for a new director.

Rupert Wyatt has left the project according to reports. Wyatt reportedly walked away from the sequel over his paycheck for the project.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes took in an estimated $483 million worldwide, and 20th Century Fox wants to move forward as quickly as possible to get ready for the May 2014 release date.

At the moment, 20th Century Fox has yet to sign a new director to helm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes but the studio is extremely happy with the script revisions by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, working from screenwriter Scott Z. Burns’ draft. The sequel will be a continuation of Caesar’s life after the first film, but the question of how the apes eventually take over the planet remains to be answered.

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