So, NYMag has a long and insider-strewn article about how Fox’s “Planet of the Apes” reboot (also known as “Caesar”) was believed dead, then resurrected, and is now a go-project over at Fox under an all-new direction. It’s all very detailed and those of you into Hollywood insider stuff will love it. The long and short of it is that the rebooot is once again a red hot property over at Fox, with the studio eager to get the movie into production with a director expected to be hired very soon. This, despite the fact that Scott Frank, who has been developing the movie for a while now, has walked. That, as it turns out, wasn’t such a bad thing for the reboot, as it only means new producer Peter Chernin has been handed the reigns, and Chernin apparently really, really wants to reboot the franchise.
But to make a long story even shorter? The “Planet of the Apes” reboot is moving full-steam ahead at Fox.