Third Director Folds On GAMBIT Movie

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As for Gambit, the news is considerably worse as Deadline is reporting that its director Gore Verbinski has now exited the project, despite production supposedly due to start in March.

Deadline says Verbinski's parting of the ways is amicable ("scheduling issues"), and that Channing Tatum, who's always been attached to the film in the titular role, is still onboard.

The good news is that, at least right now, Channing Tatum is still going to play the part of Gambit.

Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) was the first to come on board as the Gambit director before he left because of behind-the-scenes conflicts; he was followed by The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman, who left because he couldn't find a personal connection to the story. Hopefully, this won't push back production too much, as filming was set to begin in March, with New Orleans playing host to the long-gestating X-Men project for a total of 10 weeks.

Gambit is now scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2019. Previously set for release on Valentine's Day 2019, "Gambit" is now set to arrive June 7, 2019. Tatum, a MS native whose father is from Metairie, boarded the project in May of that year.

Tatum is still attached to star in the movie. Hailing from New Orleans, Gambit is perhaps best known for manipulating playing cards. "We make movies because we want to tell great stories".

Budget details for the film were unavailable, although its original 2015 filing with the state film office indicated at the time that it was operating with a $155 million budget.

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