Universal Picking Up Charlize Theron Sci-Fi Project ‘Agent 13′

The Hollywood Reporter reports that “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” director, Rupert Wyatt is attached to the Charlize Theron Sci-Fi Project ‘Agent 13′.

Universal is finalizing a deal to pick up Agent 13, a sci-fi project that sees Charlize Theron attached to star and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt attached to direct.
T.S. Nowlin is the writer behind the pitch, which is based on a little known comic book from 1988. It was created by G.I. Joe and Transformers cartoon writer Flint Dille and David Marconi, who went on to pen the Will Smith thriller Enemy of the State as well as Live Free or Die Hard.

The comic had post-modern pulp overtones, replete with femme fatales and explosive cliffhangers. The main character is male and despite Theron’s involvement, will remain that way. (The actress is attached to play another part.) Continue reading

Rise of the Planet of the Apes director shares his sequel plans

Are we ready for the sequel??By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was successful and acclaimed enough to definitely merit a sequel, and director Rupert Wyatt (like us) is excited about where the rejuvenated franchise will go next. In fact, he’s so excited about the future of the apes that he left some clues in Rise’s DVD and Blu-ray commentary track.

Wyatt seems particularly fascinated by how the character of Koba—the scarred ape with a bad attitude played with motion capture by Christopher Gordon—will figure in the future of the newly free apes. Calling Koba the “bad apple,” Wyatt said that the character will likely become the “counterpart” to Caesar, the lead ape played by Andy Serkis that becomes de facto leader of a revolution:

“I’m really excited about what’s to come in terms of the relationship between Koba and Caesar, because they’re two such different individuals and they’re going to perhaps need each other. There’s going to be some sort of uneasy truce in the future that I think is necessary, I guess, for the conflict that is going to come.”

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