According to Vulture, the prequel to Planet of the Apes continues to evolve at Twentieth Century Fox.

Insiders tell Vulture that producer and former News Corporation president Peter Chernin has been having trouble interesting the top tier of directors in swinging aboard: He has had discussions with Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Rodriguez, and Tomas Alfredson, but all of them have declined.

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Chernin and Fox are so intent on making this movie that they're progressing right down to the next level of meat-and-potatoes action directors: The tightly controlled script, called Caesar, has now been circulated to Albert and Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli); Pierre Morel (Taken); James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin); Dennis Illiadis (The Last House on the Left), and Scott Stewart (Legion).

The last Planet of the Apes movie was salvaged by Tim Burton in 2001.