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Old 09-16-15, 08:28 PM   #101
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Re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

I think Brett Ratner is available, also.
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Old 09-16-15, 08:35 PM   #102
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Terrence Malick is literally doing nothing right now. His people are juggling the release of three of his completely finished major productions right now, any of which could be released tomorrow if people actually gave a fuck.
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Terrence Malick is literally doing nothing right now. His people are juggling the release of three of his completely finished major productions right now, any of which could be released tomorrow if people actually gave a fuck.
So that will mean Gambit will be one boring ass movie where characters stare off into the distance pondering the meaning of everything.
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Old 09-30-15, 04:34 PM   #104
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After this summer's debacle over Fantastic Four, it's easy to understand why 20th Century Fox executives got nervous when director Rupert Wyatt began to seem skittish about taking on its next Marvel character movie, Gambit.

THR reported Sept. 16 that Wyatt exited the film, citing a scheduling conflict with an unnamed project. But multiple sources say the real split arose after the studio began to question whether Wyatt was in fact committed to moving ahead on the project, which has an Oct. 7, 2016, release date. Says one high-level source with knowledge of the situation: "Ambivalence is not a good way to go into an expensive movie."

Wyatt, 42, was one of those directors — like Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) and Josh Trank (Fantastic Four) — who was entrusted with a franchise after making just one promising little movie. Studio execs always like to pursue the next big thing, even though, as the extremes represented by Trevorrow and Trank illustrate, you don't really know what you're going to get.

In Wyatt's case, the small project was the 2008 film The Escapist, which featured Damian Lewis and grossed only $388,000 worldwide. Wyatt was a surprise choice to direct 2011's reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but he pulled it off to strong reviews and a robust $481.8 million worldwide. From there, Wyatt has gone into and out of so many projects that some in the industry are becoming ambivalent. It seems clear that Wyatt has the skill to direct a big film; the question is whether he also has the ambition and political savvy to navigate the studio system.

On Gambit, Fox never believed that it was heading into a situation with Wyatt that would have recalled its difficulties with Trank, who was said to be withdrawn and isolated while making Fantastic Four. Wyatt is "a talented guy," says a studio source. "He shows up. He comes early. He stays late. He's got good ideas." But Wyatt wants to rewrite, to conceive the world that he is filming. And when a director paints on a big, $100 million-plus canvas, studios want to help pick out the colors. Often on big films there also are heavyweight producers and influential stars involved who have ideas of their own. In the case of Gambit, Channing Tatum was set to play the lead, and producers include Simon Kinberg of X-Men and Star Wars.

What seems to have happened on Gambit and other films is that when Wyatt has been unable to convince the studios to sign on to his vision, his anxiety mounts and he leaves. During the past few years, he has dropped out of projects at every major studio except Disney (where he has had none). One top exec who has worked with Wyatt says the director "is not a tortured guy" but rather is "a very gentle soul, very considerate." He continues: "I think he's a very principled guy. He wants to make the best version of something, and he's so desperately afraid of making something not good that it's easier to walk away than be pushed by committee."

Following Apes, Wyatt went to work at Warner Bros. on a project based on the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko, a defector from the Russian secret service who was poisoned in London in 2006; Michael Fassbender was said to play the lead. But Wyatt left the project, which was never made, when Fox exercised an option to have him work on the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. When Fox balked at his reworking of the script, he dropped out.

Since then, Wyatt began developing the futuristic thriller Agent 13 at Universal, with Charlize Theron set to star. Then he turned to The Equalizer, with Denzel Washington as the lead. Feeling that Sony had a different vision than his, Wyatt left that, too, and was replaced by Antoine Fuqua, who delivered a film that grossed $192.3 million worldwide.

Wyatt took another pass at the Apes sequel, but, apparently feeling that Fox was not making good on assurances that he would be able to put his stamp on the material, he parted ways. The studio brought in Matt Reeves to direct, and the film pulled in $709 million worldwide.

Instead, Wyatt stuck with The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg. Released in December, the project grossed only $39.2 million worldwide. Nonetheless, Paramount was eager to follow that up with Goliath, which is based on a script that Wyatt wrote. Then Fox approached him about Gambit. Wyatt initially told Fox he wasn't interested, but the studio persuaded him to sign on. Wyatt met with Tatum, was scouting locations and even attended Comic-Con in July before falling off the project in mid-September. Tatum is said to remain committed to Gambit, and Fox is meeting with directors with the hope of keeping the release date.

Wyatt, now developing Goliath, declined to comment, but his agent, Brian Swardstrom of UTA, says all sorts of directors leave movies over creative differences. (He notes that Nicolas Winding Refn fell out of Equalizer, for example, before Wyatt.) "It's not necessarily acrimonious," he says. "The studios, with these big movies, have very specific visions of what they want. They don't necessarily want an auteur who's going to try to reinvent the franchise. Of course the studios would love it if a director did what they want, when they want, but it doesn't always work out."

In some cases, adds Swardstrom, leaving might be the right choice. "Many have ended up in director's jail when they didn't walk away," he says, "and perhaps they should have."
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Old 09-30-15, 04:56 PM   #105
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But what about those that have creative control yet continue to make shitty films? *cough*shyamalan*cough* and *cough*blomkampp*cough*
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Old 10-18-15, 09:13 PM   #106
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20th Century Fox will release three Marvel movies in 2016: Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Gambit. As more and more information continues to be released about Tim Miller’s Deadpool and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit is still in pre-production and not much is yet known about the Ragin’ Cajun’s solo movie. Gambit’s lead actor, Channing Tatum, has been passionate about the X-Men spin-off movie, but the studio has yet to find the right director.

Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was set to helm, but he’s no longer directing the project because of creative differences. With Gambit’s release date of October, 2016 quickly approaching, the studio clearly needs to land a director soon. Now, it’s looking like Tatum and the studio have their sights set on a director who has proven to be more than capable of handling action sequences.

According to The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Channing Tatum – the man who will play Remy LeBeau a.k.a. Gambit, and also produce the film – has been courting Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman. Whether or not Liman will accept the job is, of course, unclear, yet given how soon production will need to begin, the odds are good that an announcement about Gambit’s director will be made soon enough.

Wyatt reportedly left because he and Fox couldn’t agree on how to handle Gambit’s first solo film. Given all of the reports about the negative experiences between Fantastic Four director Josh Trank and Fox, it’s obvious the studio is seeking a director who can offer a more collaborative experience – someone who shares their vision and won’t want to go in a direction that may be deemed too controversial. The last thing the studio wants is another Fantastic Four on their hands (i.e. a project that receives abysmal reviews and bombs at the box office), especially since Tatum’s Gambit could be the start of a brand new Marvel franchise for the studio – if it does well, that is.

With X-Men: Apocalypse marking the “culmination” of that particular storyline and Hugh Jackman claiming he’ll stop portraying Wolverine after 2017’s Wolverine, the studio could certainly use a new batch of successful comic book franchises if it wants to compete with Marvel Studios/Disney and Warner Bros./DC. Thankfully, Miller’s Deadpool is looking like it’s heavily inspired by the anti-hero’s source material and it has the potential to be something fans truly love. Only time will tell if Gambit receives the same kind of treatment, or if it decides to play it safe and feels like a more “generic” comic book movie.

Deadpool opens February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit on October 7, 2016; Wolverine on March 3, 2017; Fantastic Four 2 on June 9, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.

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Old 10-18-15, 10:23 PM   #107
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Re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: ?) S: Channing Tatum

Still no director and the film is slated for next October? I don't see it happening.
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Old 10-19-15, 12:32 PM   #108
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Wouldn't mind Liman, but yeah they should delay it.
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Old 11-13-15, 01:52 PM   #109
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After losing original director Rupert Wyatt and with an October 7, 2016, release looming like a hangman, Fox has furiously met with filmmakers to hop on board to direct the X-Men spin-off Gambit.

The name the studio has found is a surprising one: Doug Liman.

Liman is in final negotiations to direct the comic book movie after a several rounds of meetings, including one that took place Thursday.

Liman certainly knows his way around action movies. He last directed the well-regarded sci-fi action movie Edge of Tomorrow, which starred Tom Cruise. He is also known for directing Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity, two massive hits, commercially and critically.

But those two movies are also famously known for having been troubled productions, with the films needing to be saved in post-production. Fox distributed 2005's Smith, while Stacey Snider, now co-chairman of Fox, was the chairman of Universal who oversaw the tumultuous making of 2002's Bourne.

Still, Liman has had time to mend relations. He just wrapped Mena, a 1980s drug cartel drama that reteams him with Cruise and will be distributed by Universal.

And it is believed that Simon Kinberg, who worked with Liman as the writer on Smith and has also developed into one of the town's more powerful forces, will exercise a strong hand as one of the producers. (Lauren Shuler Donner is also producing.)

Other names in the mix for the gig were Joe Cornish, Shane Black and, earlier on, F. Gary Gray.

Wyatt was set to direct the stand alone X-Men film, but on Sept. 16 dropped out of the production, citing a scheduling conflict with an unnamed project. But a studio exec who previously worked with the Rise of the Planet of the Apes director revealed to THR that Wyatt's departure was over creative differences, saying, "He wants to make the best version of something, and he's so desperately afraid of making something not good."

The New Orleans-based mutant has the power to manipulate kinetic energy and is known to fight with a staff and a deck of playing cards. Gambit made his first screen appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he was played by Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch.
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Old 11-13-15, 03:35 PM   #110
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now i'm interested
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No real surprise, but it's been pulled from the October 2016 slot.

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Can it. Deadpool is the man now. Drop Gambit in an X-Men movie.
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Can it. Deadpool is the man now. Drop Gambit in an X-Men movie.
That didn't work the first time.
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That didn't work the first time.
Well.. it was a shitty movie.
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Fox did announce two dates, Oct 6 2017 and Jan 12 2018. One could be Gambit bumped back, and the other is speculated to be the sequel to Deadpool.

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Well.. it was a shitty movie.
And giving a character from that shitty movie their own movie seemed to work pretty well.
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Fox did announce two dates, Oct 6 2017 and Jan 12 2018. One could be Gambit bumped back, and the other is speculated to be the sequel to Deadpool.

http://collider.com/gambit-movie-rel...ox-deadpool-2/
That would be my guess and makes the most sense.
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And giving a character from that shitty movie their own movie seemed to work pretty well.
It's not like Fox just handed it to Reynolds & Co and said, "Hey, go make a Deadpool solo film".

I'm guessing Kitsch pretty much moved onto the next project because Origins was shitty and he has a track record for shitty films. Maybe it would've been a different story if he actively campaigned for a Gambit solo film.
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Channing Tatum was actively campaigning for a Gambit film.
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If it hasn't started filming by now I don't think there was any way it was going to make an October '16 release date.

Hard to tell if the project is dead or not... Seems like a lot of Fox's X-films are stuck in development hell: X-Force, New Mutants, Gambit (they've been trying to get Gambit made for years now).

Seems like they're all over the place these films. Apocalypse takescplace in the 80s, Deadpool is current era, if Wolverine III is, indeed, Old Man Logan, then it will take place far in the future. Do they have any firm plans for the main X-Men after Apocalypse? Will it be set in the current era like Deadpool, or will they keep it set in the past? Don't know how many films McAvoy and Fassbender are contracted for, but so many of the 80s X-Men are played by young actors, so after Apocalypse they'll probably have to either keep the 80s team (Storm, Psylocke, Jean, et al) in the past or go into the current time period with an all-new team or most of the parts re-cast with middle-aged actors. Or some kind of time-travel shenanigans.
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Honestly I don't find Gambit that interesting that I think he needs a solo film anyways.
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Getting delayed, which isn't surprising. Starts filming later this year: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-before-877926
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I'm cringing at the thought of Tatum attempting a Cajun accent.
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