Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Gore Verbinksi Pulls Out Of 'Gambit'

Gore Verbinksi Pulls Out Of 'Gambit'

Gambit is in need of a new director.

Channing Tatum's oft-delayed "Gambit", an "X-Men" spinoff gearing up to shoot in New Orleans in March, has suffered another behind-the-scenes setback.

Earlier today, word came out that Gambit's newest director, Gore Verbinski, chose to separate ways with the 20 Century Fox because of conflicts in schedule.

At this point, I'm starting to wonder if we're ever going to see this film. Verbinski left the film on good terms due to scheduling issues, according to Deadline.

Nothing further is known at this time, but we're guessing - thanks to 20th Century Fox's ongoing success in the X-Men spin-off sub-genre - that yet another director will be announced any time now.

There were reports yesterday that Fox had scheduled the film to begin production in March this year at the Big Easy Studios in New Orleans, the same location where the studio had shot Logan.

That shuffling at the top has prompted repeated delays in the film's production, which has been in active development since 2014. FOX will once again have to go on the hunt for another director, and it's anyone's guess as to how long that process could take.

Gambit is expected to release in cinemas on June 7, 2019. If Tatum had bailed as well then the movie itself might be in jeopardy - and no one wants that.

It is the latest turn on the project, which at previous points had Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt attached to direct the pic about Gambit/Remy LeBeau (Tatum), who has the ability to charge matter with volatile kinetic energy, turning anything he touches into a weapon.

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