Gore Verbinski Has Left Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie

  • Gore Verbinski Has Left Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie

Gore Verbinski Has Left Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie

If you thought the Star Wars directing carousel was bad, the X-Men spinoff Gambit is officially looking for a new director, as is was announced that Gore Verbinski would no longer be a part of the project. Verbinski left the film on good terms due to scheduling issues, according to Deadline.

New Mutants, the Josh Boone-directed horror film that stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Charlie Heaton, has been pushed back from its original April 2018 release date all the way until February 22, 2019. First, it was Rupert Wyatt, then Doug Liman, and now Verbinsky.

Free Association's Tatum and Reid Carolin are producing the film with X-Men overseers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. One assumes that the scheduled March production start will have to be called off, unless of course FOX can find a replacement director within the next two months. Updated with Gambit's new release date. That will obviously affect the film's planned release date, which is now scheduled for February 14, 2019. We're hoping that Tatum's enthusiasm for the film doesn't wane or else fans are never going to get to see this Gambit movie.

That shuffling at the top has prompted repeated delays in the film's production, which has been in active development since 2014. And in case anyone is breathlessly waiting to find out if Channing Tatum is still on board to play the title role...yes, he is. Some of the story would, per that story, be told in flashback to establish how young Remy came to be in the custody of master thief Luke Lebeau and how he came to know Bella Donna Boudreaux, the femme fatale.