More Gambit Woes

Posted: 06/14/2016 in Uncategorized

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Gambit Might Have Another Director Problem

News Simon Brew

6/14/2016 at 7:29AM

Director Doug Liman takes on the film of Chaos Walking, putting another question mark over the proposed Gambit movie…

The original plan, where the X-Men spin-off Gambit was concerned, was to have the film ready for this year. That’s clearly not happening, with not a frame of footage for the movie yet shot. The last we heard, Gambit was set to shoot later this year, with filming running into early 2017. A release before the end of 2017 was an outside shot.

But could that now be in doubt too?

Gambit was originally set to be directed by Rupert Wyatt, who eventually departed the project. In his place came Doug Liman, off the back of the excellent Edge Of Tomorrow. But Liman has signed up to make the new post-apocalyptic young adult thriller, Chaos Walking, in addition to his commitment to another project, The Wall, that’s he about to start shooting.

Chaos Walking is based on the series of books of the same name by Patrick Ness (the same Patrick Ness who’s heading up Doctor Who spin-off, Class), and Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden have been involved with the screenplay.

The problem? It looks as if Chaos Walking is set to shoot around the same time thatGambit is (via THR). And if that proves correct then one of two things is happening. Either Gambit has been delayed again, or Doug Liman is no longer directing, and the search is on for another helmer.

We await further information, and will pass it your way when we get it…

Source: Den of Geek

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