On the same day that Gambit director Doug Liman became former Gambit director Doug Liman by taking a job with rival studio Warner Bros. to make a DC superhero movie instead of a Marvel one, the first former Gambit director, Rupert Wyatt, has some employment news of his own. Variety is reporting that the Rise of the Planet of the Apes director will assume the big chair for Captive State, a sci-fi movie that he co-wrote with his wife, Erica Beeney. Since Liman departed Gambit last fall, he has been working on TV projects, most notably Fox’s The Exorcist series, which he is executive-producing in addition to directing. His last feature film was The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange from 2014, and considering he is a serial walk-awayer with film projects, we’ll see if he follows Captive State through to the end. He wrote the screenplay with his wife, which probably ups the incentive to stick it out, but only time will tell.
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