According to Deadline New York, director Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) is developing 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes: Caesar prequel. Wyatt will also be directing.

Presently there is no production start date for this screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

There are no plot details for the new reboot, but the previous (post Burton) attempt featured genetic experiments on apes that led to their evolutionary eclipse of humans. Caesar refers to the genetically altered leader of the simian rebellion, so dubbed because the ape was capable of grand strategic thinking on par with Julius Caesar.

Evan Jacobs