In an interview with DenofGeeks.com, director Rupert Wyatt discussed his film The Gambler, which, interestingly enough, is something of an Apes reunion, given Wyatt directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Gambler star Mark Wahlberg starred in the 2001 remake of the original POTA. Over the course of the interview, Wyatt discussed what was next for him: "I'm working on a couple of things. I'm working on a science fiction film, and also a science fiction TV show [Echo Chamber]. Basically science fiction!" When the interviewer noted that Wyatt was a fan of Philip K. Dick and wondered if the project would be anything along those lines, he added, "It is, in the sense that it's very grounded and relatable to our world. It's not space opera or anything like that. The TV show is a ten-part series that has a science fiction trope, but is actually more in keeping with a film like The Battle Of Algiers or something, but told in a science fiction context."