Rupert Wyatt has directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes and was on the shortlist of directors to take over Star Trek 3 after Roberto Orci vacated the seat. While that last one didn’t pan out, going instead to Fast Five’s Justin Lin, Wyatt is sticking with sci-fi for his next project, an ambitious, ten-part series called Echo Chamber.
This has been in the works for some time, as it has been in development for five years, but things appear to have changed over time. The story follows a British soldier who goes undercover in the IRA, which, while it sounds promising, is hardly science fiction in any way. That said, it’s apparently evolved in the last few years, shifting from a true-life tale of bravery and heroism, to something with more of a genre bend. And we support that completely.