Only a few short months after Tim Burton vociferously swore off a second film in the PLANET OF THE APES re-imagined series, comes word the film might be dead altogether.
According to several industry columnists, Marilyn Beck among them, Twentieth Century Fox is not hot on a second installment.
Said producer Richard Zanuck, "The studio made a lot of money on the picture, but because the budget was so high, it's in no hurry to do another... It could be a couple of years."
While few in Hollywood never say never, that's as close as you're likely to hear. After all, when was the last time a studio with a respectable hit not been in a hurry to get a second installment in a potential franchise in front of audiences?