The last time we heard about Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, he was preparing to helm the pilot episode of American Revolution-era drama for AMC. This followed news that he was out of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, leaving many to speculate on his next foray in blockbuster filmmaking. At long last, there is word of his first trip back to the big screen since pitting Apes versus the San Francisco police department.
Reports are surfacing that he will be backing the feature film adaptation of the World War I book Birdsong from writer Sebastian Faulks. For those unfamiliar with the story (which is probably most of you,) the novel tells the story of an Englishman who has a love affair with a French women before joining the fight. Essentially, the drama will be a generational tale that joins the overly saturated love-war genre. Wyatt is accredited with drafting the script and Alan Moloney (Haywire) will produce. ScreenDaily broke today’s news.