*Sigh* Yes, as the title suggests, the Channing Tatum-headlined Gambit picture has run in to yet another problem. As per Deadline, director Gore Verbinski has now exited discussions to helm the film.
It appears that the Rango director had to depart negotiations for Gambit due to scheduling issues caused by the seemingly never-ending delays that the Tatum-starrer has gone through. Previously, both Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Rupert Wyatt and Edge of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman have left Gambit’s director’s chair over similar scheduling issues caused by the delays amassed by Gambit.
At one point in time, Gambit was booked in for an October 2016 release. Obviously, that date has been and gone, and the picture is currently set for February 14th, 2019. As to who could end up directing the effort right now, one name in the frame before Verbinski held talks was Frank Darabont. Whether he’s someone that 20th Century Fox revisits, we’ll have to wait and see.
Right now, the only other confirmed name bar Tatum as the titular Remy LaBeau is Lizzy Caplan, who recently came aboard to replace Lea Seydoux as Bella Donna Boudreaux; Seydoux another who had to leave the project due to the countless delays.
As ever, expect more on all things Gambit as it continues to develop.