Why Did ‘Gambit’ Lose Director Rupert Wyatt?

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Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie suffered a big blow blow this month when Rupert Wyatt abruptly dropped out. At the time the director cited that old standby, scheduling conflicts. However, a new report points to creative differences as the real reason Wyatt left. Basically, he couldn’t get Fox to sign on to his vision. Find out what led to the Gambit Rupert Wyatt exit after the jump.  Read More »


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Director Rupert Wyatt Walks Away From ‘Gambit’

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The Fox movie Gambit, which is set to star Channing Tatum as Marvel’s Cajun mutant, needs a new director. Rupert Wyatt, who did Fox’s successful film Rise of the Planet of the Apes and was set up to direct the film earlier this summer, has walked away from the movie. Read More »

Gambit shortlist

I know, the shortlist story is a terrible trend, but it’s good to know that we’re not the only ones who saw Rebecca Ferguson in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and hoped she would immediately show up in other films.

Now there’s a shortlist of women who are reportedly the top contenders for the lead female role in Gambit. All three are said to be testing soon, all three have significant roles in major 2015 action films, and all are fairly different from one another. Ferguson is right there at the top of the list. And she isn’t the only Mission: Impossible veteran on the list, either! Read More »

Channing Tatum signed on for Gambit

Just a few days ago, fans looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum join the mutant ranks of the X-Men with the spin-off Gambit got some bad news. The Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star was considering dropping out of the project set up at 20th Century Fox.

But we can all breathe a sigh of relief now as Tatum has officially closed his deal to play the title role in the X-Men spin-off, though negotiations did get a little shaky there for a bit. Find out more about how Channing Tatum signed on for Gambit below! Read More »

Gambit shoot date

Channing Tatum has a couple months left to brush up on his card-throwing skills, as Gambit is scheduled to shoot in New Orleans this fall, starting in October. That’s the subject of a recent report (which corroborates other info we have) which also includes a bunch of rumored character names and descriptions. Get all that info below, and see if you can figure out what other characters might be showing up. Read More »


Gambit found a leading man in Channing Tatum quite some time ago, and now it finally has a director as well. Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt will take the reins for the X-Men spinoff, which is due out next year. Read all about the Gambit Rupert Wyatt news after the jump.  Read More »

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Following the commercial and critical success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011, Rupert Wyatt was hired back to helm the sequel. However, when creative differences caused him to split, he wound up settling on an entirely different kind of movie as his follow-up.

Wyatt’s new film The Gambler is technically a remake of the 1974 drama starring James Caan, but it feels like a totally different beast. Wyatt agreed as much during my interview with him, stressing that he “didn’t set out to remake the original film.” We spoke about the messages of the movie and its surprising ending, but also about his other upcoming projects including the sci-fi series Echo Chamber and the World War I drama Birdsong. Read the /Film interview with Rupert Wyatt after the jump.  Read More »

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It’s been almost 3 years since we first heard Rupert Wyatt was developing Echo Chamber, an HBO miniseries about a British soldier who goes undercover in the IRA. During his press tour for his latest film The Gambler, Wyatt revealed to us that the project was still on — only a few things have changed about it since then.

For one thing, it’s no longer an HBO project. Nor is it going to be a three-part miniseries, as previously announced. Oh, and it’s not a fact-based drama anymore, but a science-fiction piece. Hit the jump for the Rupert Wyatt Echo Chamber comments.  Read More »


When the director of the first two Star Trek films went to another Star-oriented franchise, the world waited to hear who would direct the third new Star Trek film. Dozens of names were floated for Star Trek 3 and then Roberto Orci, a co-producer and writer on the first two films in the series, stepped into the seat. This was a controversial decision. Orci had never directed a film; fans were worried. Fast-forward a few months and Orci is out. He’s still involved as a producer, but he won’t be directing. The search is on once again on for another director.

As Paramount and Bad Robot frantically try and find someone to hit a planned Summer 2016 release date, we figured we’d help. We came up with 15 names who should, could, and actually might direct Star Trek 3. That means anyone who has an obvious film in the pike is out. Anyone who had passed is out and huge Hail Marys like Spielberg, Nolan or Scorsese are out. What’s left is a half wish-list, half possible list of 15 names. Read our Star Trek 3 director ideas below. Read More »