Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie Loses Yet Another Director

Sometimes the cinematic gods let it be known that a film isn't meant to be made, and none so much than Channing Tatum's much-maligned and problematic Gambit. Could it be good? Sure, it if ever gets past the early stages of development.

After several starts and stops including writers, directors, ACTORS, it seemed like the film about the Ragin' Cajun was finally on the move. Tatum had been on board to play the X-Men character since the get-go, only to leave the project when he disagreed with script choices, but then he came back when that writer got let go and someone else was brought in.

The newest setback is a familiar one for the film, as director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) who signed on last year, is pulling out of the hot seat. Deadline says "the split is amicable" and looks like a scheduling conflict at this time.

As far as we can tell, everything is still a go for the film — they just need to find a replacement director.  Again.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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