While the project was looking to start filming in a few months, 20th Century Fox’s Gambit has hit yet another production delay and been pushed back to late 2016. It’s currently being reported that this delay comes from director Doug Liman signing on the helm The Wall for Amazon Studios if negotiations don’t fall apart. Now, the good news as far as this goes, is that this film is a relatively small production which will allow him to knock it out quickly before returning to Gambit, which Liman still plans to direct. Meanwhile, the film’s script is currently being re-written by star Channing Tatum’s production partner Reid Carolin at the moment.
Following these re-writes and wrapping up on The Wall, Liman is expected to start the casting process for the film from scratch, so don’t expect the previously rumored Lea Seydoux to be among the film’s cast. While this might all sound like bad news, it does seem like they are really working to make sure they get this one just right rather than rushing it out. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the film’s script, so these re-writes are likely just to tweak it more to Liman’s liking.
We’ll have to see how that all works out but with Liman at the helm, this project personally has my full faith. Currently Gambit has no release date but depending on production schedules could possibly still hit theaters sometime later next year. Sound off with your thoughts on the news in the comments section below.
Source: The Wrap