Directors Turn Down “Apes” Reboot

Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Rodriguez, and Tomas Alfredson have all apparently declined offers to direct Fox’s “Caesar”, their proposed upcoming reboot of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise reports Vulture.

The article indicates producer Peter Chernin has been having difficulty getting top-tier directors interested in the property. Yet with the studio intent on making the project, offers are still out.

The latest batch of candidates are somewhat less high-brow including Albert and Allen Hughes (“From Hell,” “The Book of Eli”), Pierre Morel (“Taken, “From Paris with Love”), James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin”), Dennis Illiadis (“The Last House on the Left”) and Scott Stewart (“Legion”).