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Rupert Wyatt is a Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer British born on 26 october 1972 at Exeter (United-kingdom)

Rupert Wyatt

Rupert Wyatt
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Birth name Rupert Wyatt
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 october 1972 (47 years) at Exeter (United-kingdom)

Rupert Wyatt (born 26 October 1972) is a British writer and film director. His debut film was The Escapist, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008. His second film was Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).

Biography

Early days
Born and raised in Exeter, Devon, Wyatt was educated at Winchester College in Winchester, Hampshire.


Producing career
Wyatt is the founder of the film collective Picture Farm, which has produced numerous shorts, documentaries and features, including the Sundance Award-winning documentary Dark Days.


Directing career
He also co-wrote and directed the British prison escape thriller The Escapist (2008), starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Dominic Cooper, Joseph Fiennes, Seu Jorge, Steven Mackintosh, and Liam Cunningham. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, was nominated for eight international film awards, and was the winner of two. In March 2010, he was selected to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise, which was based on a screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film was released on 5 August 2011 to mostly positive reviews and grossed more than $481 million worldwide.


Personal life
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, screenwriter Erica Beeney, and their son Theodore Alexander Finch Wyatt.

Best films

Usually with

Brian Cox
Brian Cox
(3 films)
Amanda Silver
Amanda Silver
(2 films)
John Goodman
John Goodman
(2 films)
Rick Jaffa
Rick Jaffa
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rupert Wyatt (6 films)

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Director

Captive State
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, MGK, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer
Rating60% 3.046533.046533.046533.046533.04653
Quelque temps après une invasion extra-terrestre à Chicago, la vie est compliquée au sein du quartier de Near West Side entre les sympathisants et les opposants à l'envahisseur.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Rating75% 3.7971953.7971953.7971953.7971953.797195
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.
The Gambler, 1h51
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael K.Williams, Emory Cohen
Rating59% 2.998742.998742.998742.998742.99874
Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a Los Angeles literature professor with a severe gambling addiction caused by his view of the world as either having it all or having nothing. He ends up owing $240,000 to Lee (Alvin Ing), the proprietor of an underground gambling ring, and another $50,000 to Neville Baraka (Michael K. Williams), a loan shark. Lee gives Bennett seven days to pay off his debts or be murdered.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 1h50
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Tom Felton
Rating75% 3.796813.796813.796813.796813.79681
Will Rodman, a scientist at the biotechnology company Gen-Sys, is testing viral-based drug ALZ-112 on chimpanzees to find a cure for brain ailments such as Alzheimer's disease. The drug is given to a chimpanzee, Bright Eyes, greatly increasing her intelligence. However, when Will is presenting 112 to his boss and uses Bright Eyes as an example, she is forced from her cage, goes on a rampage, and is killed. Will's boss Steven Jacobs terminates the project and orders chimp handler Robert Franklin to euthanize the chimps. After doing as ordered, Franklin discovers that Bright Eyes had recently given birth and understands the reason why she was disturbed. He convinces Will to save the baby chimp's life by taking him home temporarily. Will's father Charles, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, names the chimp "Caesar", in reference to William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, from which he can, despite his deteriorating mental condition, cite long passages from memory. Will learns that Caesar has inherited his mother's high intelligence (the 112 virus passing to him in utero) and decides to raise him, working from home and observing his behavior in hopes that he can get the project restarted. Three years later, Will introduces Caesar to the redwood forest at Muir Woods National Monument. Meanwhile, with Charles' condition rapidly deteriorating, Will treats him with ALZ-112 and he is restored to better-than-original cognitive ability.
The Escapist, 1h35
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh
Rating67% 3.3977353.3977353.3977353.3977353.397735
The film runs two narratives simultaneously, preparation of the escape and the escape itself.

Scriptwriter

Captive State
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, MGK, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer
Rating60% 3.046533.046533.046533.046533.04653
Quelque temps après une invasion extra-terrestre à Chicago, la vie est compliquée au sein du quartier de Near West Side entre les sympathisants et les opposants à l'envahisseur.
The Escapist, 1h35
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh
Roles Author
Rating67% 3.3977353.3977353.3977353.3977353.397735
The film runs two narratives simultaneously, preparation of the escape and the escape itself.

Producer

Captive State
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, MGK, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer
Roles Producer
Rating60% 3.046533.046533.046533.046533.04653
Quelque temps après une invasion extra-terrestre à Chicago, la vie est compliquée au sein du quartier de Near West Side entre les sympathisants et les opposants à l'envahisseur.
Fishing Without Nets, 1h49
Directed by Cutter Hodierne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Idil Ibrahim, Reda Kateb
Roles Executive Producer
Rating63% 3.1940553.1940553.1940553.1940553.194055
A Somali father turns to piracy in order to support his family. However, he begins to experience intense ethical reservations.