“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Gambler” director Rupert Wyatt is set to direct the sci-fi feature “Captive State” which he co-wrote with his wife Erica Beeney.
Plot details are being kept under wraps for the film which will go into production sometime next year. Several studios and financiers are said to be chasing the property, but nothing will be locked until after the Labor Day weekend.
At one point Wyatt was attached to direct Fox’s “Gambit” but left that project which itself just lost Wyatt’s replacement Doug Liman earlier today. Wyatt has been busy on TV projects recently including AMC’s “Turn” and FOX’s upcoming “The Exorcist” reboot.