Rupert Wyatt (born 26 October 1972) is an English screenwriter, director and producer. He made his directorial debut with the 2008 film The Escapist, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His second film was the 2011 blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes. His third film was the 2019 sci-fi film Captive State. He also directed the first two episodes of the television adaptation of The Mosquito Coast in 2021, as well as serving as an executive producer on the series.
|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer|
|Website||Lightfuse & Gettaway|
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.
Wyatt currently lives between Los Angeles and Hudson, New York with his wife, filmmaker Erica Beeney, and their three children.
|2008||The Escapist||Yes||Yes||No||Nominated – British Independent Film – Douglas Hickox Award|
Nominated – Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated – London Critics Circle Film Award for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
|2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Yes||No||No||Nominated – Empire Award for Best Director|
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Director
|2014||The Gambler||Yes||No||No||Also music supervisor|
|2014||Turn: Washington's Spies||Yes||No||Episode "Pilot"|
|2016||The Exorcist||Yes||Yes||Episode "Pilot"|
|2021||The Mosquito Coast||Yes||Yes||Episode "Pilot"|
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