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 »
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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 »
Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
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 »
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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 »
There’s no denying the impressive talent behind the new movie The Gambler. It is directed by Rupert Wyatt, the man behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directing his first film since that hit. William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of The Departed, scripted The Gambler based on a 1974 starring James Caan, originally written by James Toback. This time, Mark Wahlberg is the lead character, acting opposite Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael K. Williams and Jessica Lange.
So yeah, that’s an impressive line up, would you agree? The Gambler is about a college professor (Wahlberg) with a deep-seated gambling problem who, instead of fighting his debt, seemingly has a death wish to go deeper and deeper. It opens December 25. Below, we’ll tell you more about it and premiere some brand new stills from the movie. Read More »
It’s a sign of the impact of the new Planet of the Apes films that the two recent movies continue to be topics of conversation in a film landscape that is often all too quick to move on to the next big thing. We’re still talking about Rise of the Planet of the Apes a couple years layer, in part because director Rupert Wyatt is doing the press rounds for his new film, The Gambler, and people still have many questions about his previous film. This concept art just happens to crop up at the same time as those interviews, but it offers something that fans of the original Planet of the Apes will appreciate: a view of a nixed Rise of the Planet of the Apes alternate ending that calls back to the original film. Read More »
Has Mark Wahlberg found one of his defining roles in The Gambler? Working with director Rupert Wyatt to remake the 1974 film in which James Cann played a college professor with a big gambling addiction, Wahlberg looks more dialed-in to a role than he has in quite some time. The first red-band trailer/clip from the film was compelling, as it showed us a tense conversation between Wahlberg’s cash-poor gambler and a loan shark played by John Goodman. In this Gambler trailer, we see a lot more of the characters played by Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson, and in particular we get to see Wahlberg looking like he coolly owns this role. Read More »