'Gambler' director Rupert Wyatt rolls dice on genre hybrid E

December 29, 2014 1:51 PM

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Even if lucky, a modern film director will make only a certain range of movies over a career; budgets, stories and genres will vary, but within reason. Certainly, few filmmakers will jump around the map like Rupert Wyatt, a British American helmer who in just three movies has racked up the kind of zigzaggy resume a filmmaker with far more experience rarely achieves.

Wyatt was a virtual unknown in Hollywood four years ago when Fox handed him the keys to reboot its flagship "Planet of the Apes" franchise - he had directed just one movie, an effective but little-seen Sundance drama called "The Escapist." Wyatt took those keys and, with "Rise of the Planet of the A...

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