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Rupert Wyatt Says 'Fantastic Four' Failure is Why 'Gambit' Hasn't Happened

Director Rupert Wyatt isn't mixing words as to why he thinks the long-gestating live-action Gambit solo film hasn't happened, and who/what is to blame for it.In a recent chat with ComicsBeat, Wyatt commented that due to Josh Trank's Fantastic Four film (pretty much) failing, the budget for Gambit starring Channing Tatum was "slashed", about 10 days from the beginning of production[...]

Showtime Confirms Master Chief as Lead Character in Live-Action 'Halo' Series

As David said, our hopes and dreams are that it will have enormous appeal to Halo fans and will also appeal to Showtime drama fans." Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as the project’s executive producer, writer and showrunner; Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct several episodes and serve as an executive[...]

'Halo' Live-Action Series Gets 10-Episode Order from Showtime

[caption id="attachment_875393" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Bungie[/caption]After taking development fire for the past five years, Showtime has officially given a 10-episode season order for a scripted drama series based on Microsoft's Halo video game franchise.Along with the episode announcement also comes word that Awake's Kyle Killen will serve as the project's executive producer, writer and showrunner, with[...]

Gambit Producer Hopes Film Does Not Take Ten More Years To Make

Then director Rupert Wyatt walked away from the project citing a scheduling conflict Since then, the film found a new director in the form of Doug Liman, but the project was eventually pulled from its release date and now it is unclear when shooting will actually begin.But executive producer Simon Kinberg told Slashfilm that he[...]

The Exorcist Pilot Adds Geena Davis

Alfonso Herrera will play Father Tomas Ortega, the head of a small church while Ben Daniels will appear as Father Marcus Lang, a demon hunter by trade, even if the Church will not openly acknowledge his profession.Former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt is set to direct the pilot, but it is currently unclear if the project[...]

Alfonso Herrera And Ben Daniels Join The Exorcist TV Pilot

As previously reported, former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt was in talks to direct.Described as a modern reinvention of the novel by William Peter Blatty, the series will focus on two men attempting to heal a family cursed with a demonic problem Herrera will play Father Tomas Ortega, "the warm, selfless and compassionate leader of a[...]

Former Gambit Director Rupert Wyatt Takes On The Exorcist Pilot

Deadline reports that former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt will helm the pilot episode of Fox's The Exorcist.The pilot will be a modern reinvention of the William Peter Blatty's book, following two men "tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil." It it goes to series, the show will[...]

Lea Seydoux Not Yet Signed On For Gambit; Cannot Make An Official Announcement

Then came director Rupert Wyatt's departure in September And if negotiations are dragging on, it's reasonable for Seydoux to avoid comment as much as possible.Whether or not she ends up in the role, Gambit will arrive in theaters on October 7th, 2016. While 20th Century Fox is looking to secure director Doug Liman for its[...]

Doug Liman In Talks To Take The Reins Of Gambit

The film stars Channing Tatum as the popular Cajun mutant of X-Men lore.The film was previously under the direction of Rupert Wyatt, who walked away from the set in September citing a scheduling issue Liman's name has been in the mix for at least a month It was rumored that the studio was courting him[...]

Fox Rumored To Be Courting Edge Of Tomorrow's Doug Liman For Gambit

According to The Wrap's Jeff Sneider (and a mention in this Deadline article), Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is rumored to be 20th Century Fox's pick to replace Rupert Wyatt on Gambit The phrase "courting" has been used, which conjures up the image of a gentile Sunday afternoon of prim and proper dancing Sneider[...]

Gambit Crew Released, As Director Rupert Wyatt Walks Off?

Deadline reported that the director on the project Rupert Wyatt had dropped out and THR report that it's down to script issues demanding a greater budget. So you know, that kind of fits...Wyatt has issued the following statement, “I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox, but regrettably[...]

Gambit Film Has The Female Lead Choices Down To A List Of Three

Now that Channing Tatum is officially locked in for the Gambit film, Deadline is reporting that director Rupert Wyatt and his crew are now focused on casting the female lead, Belladonna 'Bella' Boudreaux The short list of actress has come down to three: Rebecca Ferguson from Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Leya Sedoux who is in[...]

Reports Say Channing Tatum Closes Deal To Play Gambit

But now it seems that it may have just been a negotiating tactic as reports from THR say that the actor has signed on to play an anchor character in the X-Men Franchise the same way Hugh Jackman was with Wolverine.Tatum will star and produce the film, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Rupert[...]

Gambit Film In Trouble – Tatum May Be Exiting

The film has Rupert Wyatt attached to direct and casting for the female lead are under way, but word is not that there is something wrong with the deal and Tatum is planning to exit Neither 20th Century Fox nor Tatum's representatives have commented.Gambit is set to be released October 7th, 2016[Source: The Wrap][...]

Paramount Narrows Possible Star Trek 3 Directors Down To 5

Word from Deadline is the Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams have narrowed down the list of potential directors to replace Robert Orci and the third Star Trek reboot film.On the list are Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Child 44), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious)[...]

Casting Roundup: Mark Wahlberg Is The Gambler, Djimon Hounsou Is Fast & Furious

[Variety]• Mark Wahlberg is the latest actor linked to a long-gestating remake of The Gambler, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt in talks to direct him The remake of the 1977 James Caan drama about a college professor who gets in over his head gambling has gone through several iterations[...]