Rupert Wyatt helms Planet of the Apes March 12, 2010 Director Rupert Wyatt in talks to helm Planet of the Apes reboot? Rupert Wyatt is reportedly in talks to helm a reboot of Planet of the Apes. The Escapist helmer is negotiating with 20th Century Fox to lead the project into production. Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are penning the script. The studio has yet to announce a cast or production start date for the film.