Everyone may have thought Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead, but guess what Gambit is finally getting started.
Simon Kinberg rescued the failing solo movie and has assured fans that the Ragin’ Cajun Gambit solo movie was still alive and kicking. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com has the latest on Simon Kinberg and the upcoming Gambit solo movie starring Channing Tatum.
Our only worry is that fans accept Tatum as the Ragin’ Cajun Gambit because they didn’t take well to him in Jupiter Ascending.
Today, at the premiere of Deadpool 2, Simon Kinberg once again displayed his commitment to a solo Gambit movie. While speaking to Variety, the producer disclosed that he and Tatum have “met with a bunch of directors” over the past couple of weeks and even hope to begin shooting Gambit by summer’s end.”
We have a script that we love — that Channing loves. We’ve met with a bunch of directors in the last couple of weeks, and we’re hoping to actually pick one in the next couple of weeks and shoot the movie maybe the end of this summer.
What we know about the upcoming Gambit movie.
- The staff-wielding mutant has been in pre-production limbo since 2014.
- Producer Simon Kinberg is behind the project.
- Channing Tatum is Gambit, Lizzy Caplin is his love interest.
- The movie has yet to lock down a director, but they are eyeing Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).
- Channing Tatum has taken over the role from our favorite Taylor Kitsch.
- As mentioned by Kinberg, the film has yet to secure a director, but that’s not for lack of trying. During the early days of production, Gambit went through at least three heavyweight helmers: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).
The movie is slated for release on July 7, 2019. We doubt that will be the case since the film needs to be shot, edited, and filled with special effect. Damn, they haven’t even cast the villain yet.