The planned Gambit movie with Channing Tatum attached to star in the title role finds itself facing a bit of a speedbump.
Director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler), who signed on to direct the movie back in June, has been forced to depart the movie. Why exactly Wyatt was forced to walk away from the movie appears to be due to a scheduling conflict.
Channing Tatummay be the title character in the tentatively titled Gambit, the upcoming X-Men film spinoff based on the character of the same name.
Even though the film had a script, it was lacking a director. Now there is a new report that says Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler) has signed on to direct the film. Find out more about the story below.
Fox’s X-Men franchise continues to grow and thrive, with the recent success of X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Wolverine, the studio is looking to other mutants to expand their franchise. One of the first films will be focus on Gambit. Channing Tatum has already been confirmed to play the Ragin’ Cajun, and now there are new reports of the project gaining more steam.
According to Deadline, a new writer has been tapped to pen the script, which will be based on Chris Claremont’s treatment of the character. Hit the jump for more.
MGM has found their lead for the planned reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi classic, RoboCop.
It’s being reported that Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman has landed the coveted role of a cop who’s gunned down on the job and rebuilt as a part man/part machine supercop who’s unleashed to put an end to crime in viciously violent fashion.