HOPEFULLY HE STARTS PRODUCTION SOON ON A PROJECT LONG STUCK IN DEVELOPMENT HELL.
Word has it that Gore Verbinski is negotiations to direct the X-Men spinoff, Gambit. This project has been in development hell for a long time. Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt were once attached to helm the project. It already has Channing Tatum as the title role. Gambit first appeared as a cameo by Taylor Kitsch in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Gambit is about a suave mutant whose one of his many powers is turning everyday objects into projectiles. Script is by Josh Zetumer. Producing the film are Free Association’s Tatum and Reid Carolin. Overseeing the production are Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, both whom are in-charge of the success of the X-Men film franchise.