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Channing Tatum’s Gambit Movie No Longer In Development

The Gambit solo movie has been sitting in development hell for so many years that it’s felt like more of a running joke than an actual film in the works, and with the Disney/Fox deal soon to come into effect, the shift in ownership may well serve as the final killing blow for the Channing Tatum-led flick.

That being said, Gambit has yet to be officially axed, but a new report from Deadline tells us that the project isn’t “bubbling in development” right now. The article also adds that the film’s fate ultimately lies with Disney. As longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner put it at the TCAs on Monday, “it’s all in Disney’s playground and they get to decide.”

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Channing Tatum Could Be Gearing Up To Direct Gambit

Not long after a rumor broke that Gambit was dead at Fox, Deadline posted an update that Channing Tatum might be pushing to direct the film himself.

Tatum has been trying to get this film project off the ground for years and over the years it’s gone through several different directors, who have come and gone. Those directors include Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island).

When reporting that the actor recently parted ways with his longtime reps at UTA and Management 360, Deadline reported:

“He has been trying to get going the X-Men spinoff Gambit. He has long been slotted to play the charming card-throwing mutant, and buzz has been that he might direct the film after several other filmmakers have been in and out. But
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Channing Tatum to Direct Gambit If It Ever Actually Happens?

The long-gestating Gambit movie may be making one last desperate push toward production as Channing Tatum now wants to direct the movie himself. The X-Men spin-off centered on the fan-favorite, card-throwing Cajun has been caught in the ugly depths of development hell for years now. But Tatum's unwavering desire to get this passion project made has more or less kept it alive. However, as the Disney purchase of Fox is set to close in the coming months, the window of opportunity is quickly shuttering, and Tatum is reportedly taking matters into his own hands.

According to a new report, Channing Tatum has parted ways with his management team at UTA and Management 360. Buried within that report is the news that he is now thinking about stepping into the director's chair, in addition to starring in the lead role, for Gambit. This comes after several different, big-name directors have come and gone,
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Channing Tatum May Direct Gambit Himself

Kirsten Howard Jan 21, 2019

After losing all of the directors, Gambit's leading man may try to take a crack at it...

As Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox surges on, rumours of the old planned expansion of the X-Men franchise being dead in the water might be a little premature.

A random new report from Deadline about Channing Tatum changing talent agencies has mentioned that not only is the very long-in-gestation Gambit solo film still (somehow) alive, but that the actor - who has been attached to star as the card-flicking mutant for years - may be entirely done with waiting for it to get off the ground.

Channing Tatum - actor, dancer, noted Capslock user ... and big budget comic book movie director? Why not!

The Gambit movie has been wallowing in development hell for aeons. January 2018 brought news that Pirates Of The Caribbean director Gore Verbinski had dropped out
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Channing Tatum considering directing X-Men spinoff Gambit

Since it was first announced way back in 2014, 20th Century Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff Gambit has proven to be a bit of a poisoned chalice for the superhero franchise.

The project, which has Channing Tatum attached to play the card-throwing Cajun mutant Remy LeBeau, has passed through the hands of directors Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), while its production and release date have been pushed back more times than we care to remember.

Currently, the movie is slated for release on March 13th 2020, and with no director attached at present, Deadline is reporting that Tatum himself is now considering taking the helm for what would be his feature directorial debut.

Recent rumours have suggested that,, given the impending Disney takeover, Fox has already decided to pull the plug on Gambit, Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer,
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Kerry Washington: "Old City Blues"

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Hulu continues developing "Old City Blues", based on the graphic novel created by Giannis Milonogiannis, as a live-action, dramatic series starring Kerry Washington for director Gore Verbinski:

"...set in the near future, the series follows the men and women of the 'New Athens' police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant 'Hayashi Corporation'.

"When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found dead, it seems to be just another case of 'cyborg persecution'.

"But Hayashi Corporation's strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of a detective and the 'Special Police', leading them straight into the wasteland of the 'Old City'..."

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Film Analysis: The many lives of Hideo Nakata’s “Ring” (1998)

[The following essay contains major spoilers.]

“I firmly believe a very Japanese film that is different from others can easily cross borders.”

(Hideo Nakata in the foreword of “The Midnight Eye Guide to Japanese Film”)

There are many stories connected to people’s first encounter with Hideo Nakata’s “Ring”. However, most of them have less to do with his film, but the remake released in 2002 and directed by Gore Verbinski. Sitting in the theater watching the first encounter with Samara, one which would soon spawn a tidal wave of Hollywood remakes of Japanese horror films, many, perhaps, thought how fresh and of course scary the films was. While highly stylized and polished, “The Ring” felt like a much-welcome departure from the meta-horror films following in the footsteps of Wes Craven’s “Scream” (1996). However, many of us did not know at the time those ideas and image,s which felt so unique to us, came almost
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And the 2018 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw's films of the year

Guardian Film’s official best of the year list – voted for by a panel of reviewers, writers and editors – is into the final furlong. Meanwhile, here are our chief critic’s personal picks

See our countdown of the 50 best films of 2018

This year’s awards season peaks here with the publication of the “Braddies” – that is, my personal 10-strong best-of lists for films released this calendar year. These are distinct from the paper’s top 50, and come in the categories best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and actress, best screenplay, best cinematography and best documentary. There are also two new categories this year: best directorial debut and the special Braddie award for the quirkiest film overlooked by the complacent Msm gatekeeper-establishment that may be a future cult classic..

As ever, I invite readers to peruse this list and comment on omissions etc below.

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Movie Review – The Fitzroy (2018)

The Fitzroy, 2018.

Directed by Andrew Harmer.

Starring Cerith Flinn, Jan Anderson, Kenneth Collard, David Schaal, David Gant, Stuart McGugan, John Wark, James Hamer-Morton, Sarah Griffin, Norma Cohen, Ant Payne, and Anne-Sophie Marie.

Synopsis:

In a post-apocalyptic 1950’s, a bellboy struggles to keep a converted submarine fit for use as a hotel whilst trying to cater to the whims of a tyrannical boss, a femme fatale and various other bizarre guests.

The Fitzroy is a very quirky comedy, featuring a setting and style that harkens back to the Ealing comedies of old. Set in the 1950’s, this hotel is actually a disused Soviet submarine that has somehow ended up at Margate. It is here that we meet the protagonist Bernard (Flinn), a bellboy who spends his days trying to maintain the hotel, avoid his bully of a boss (Schall) and summon up the courage to speak to one of the guests,
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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time
Why does it feel like horror movies are always undervalued? One thing’s for certain: In this age of geekery reigning supreme, critics and academics no longer dismiss the genre as disreputable with the kneejerk regularity some once did. But even now there’s talk of “elevated horror,” of artier explorations of dread and terror — Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” being two very recent examples — that are clearly distinguished from, well, non-elevated horror. The idea being that they engage your brain more than just showing brains being splattered against the wall.

How can films that fire your adrenal glands, send shivers down your spine, raise goosebumps, and quicken breath — that inspire such an intense physical reaction — also be cerebral experiences? We forget all the time that, as Anna Karina’s Pierrot Le Fou character Marianne Renoir says, “There can be ideas in feelings.”

What scares people
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X-Men Producer Explains Why Gambit’s A Romantic Comedy

After years of being stuck in development hell, Fox appears to be finally moving forward with the Gambit solo movie starring Channing Tatum as the Ragin’ Cajun. Though no director’s currently attached – after the likes of Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski walked away – a new vision has been found for the movie which the production team seem pretty keen on.

Previously, Gambit was talked up as a heist film. However, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg recently revealed that it’d been recalibrated as a romantic comedy instead. This took fans by surprise, but while speaking to Screen Rant, Kinberg clarified why the studio came to think that the best thing for the movie was to make it a rom-com. The filmmaker said that it’s all to do with finding a fresh angle for it, much like Logan and Deadpool before it had a “sub-genre” that set them apart.

“I think with the standalone movies,
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Fox Dates Untitled Deadpool Movie for December, Pushes Back ‘Alita’ and ‘Dark Phoenix’

  • Variety
Fox Dates Untitled Deadpool Movie for December, Pushes Back ‘Alita’ and ‘Dark Phoenix’
Fox has set new release dates for several of its upcoming films — “Alita: Battle Angel,” “Dark Phoenix,” and “Gambit” — and announced an untitled Deadpool release.

Coming Dec. 21, the new “Deadpool” film is believed to be a PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” with potentially new footage shot for its release, insiders tell Variety. Star Ryan Reynolds also teased the reappearance of the masked superhero Friday afternoon with a tweet recreating Fred Savage’s childhood “Princess Bride” scene.

Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/fFe93tDI7e

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018

The upcoming sci-fi flick “Alita” will be moving out of its crowded holiday slot for a President’s Day weekend release on Feb. 14. Fox is hoping the movie will be the first foreign film released after Chinese New Year for a stronger play period in China and a better chance at nabbing more premium screening locations.

The latest X-Men installment “Dark Phoenix” is
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New ‘Deadpool’ Movie Gets December Release at Fox

  • The Wrap
Fox officially announced the release date for a new untitled “Deadpool” film.

The irreverent, R-rated superhero has provided two hits for the studio, with “Deadpool 2” pulling in a worldwide gross of $734.2 million earlier this year. The film, which doesn’t yet have a title, will be released later this year on Dec. 21.

It’s unclear whether this “Deadpool” film is a continuation in the core story or not.

Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds on Friday tweeted an image referencing “The Princess Bride,” just before the release date was announced.

Thoughts? ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/fFe93tDI7e

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018

Fox also pushed “Gambit,” which will star Channing Tatum, to March 2020 from June 2019, replacing an untitled Fox Marvel title currently that was on that date. “Gambit,” which has had a stop-and-start process, is still in development.

In January, “Gambit” director Gore Verbinski left the project.

Also Read: Gore Verbinski Exits
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Gambit Is an X-Men Romantic Comedy Says Producer

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The Gambit movie has been in development for a very long time, but if producer Simon Kinberg is to be believed, it may finally begin filming early next year. And get ready for something unexpected, as Kinberg says the upcoming X-Men spin-off is going to be a romantic comedy. That's right, everyone. Prepare for the first ever romantic comedy with mutants.

Simon Kinberg who, in addition to serving as a longtime producer and writer of the franchise, also serves as director of the upcoming Dark Phoenix, recently provided a brief update on Gambit. Surprisingly, when talking about the project, which has Channing Tatum attached to star as the titular character, Kinberg surprisingly said, albeit loosely, that this is going to feel like a romantic comedy. Here's what he had to say about it.

"When you look at Gambit, he's a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude,
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Gambit Will Be A Romantic Comedy, Shoots In Early 2019

No, your eyes do not deceive you; Fox’s long-gestating Gambit spinoff is finally starting to put the wheels into motion.

From what we understand, the Powers That Be want to fast-track Remy LeBeau’s origin story before the Disney-Fox merger is fully consummated next summer, by which point the House of Mouse – and, more specifically, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige – will take ownership of the X-Men and Fox’s band of merry mutants from 2019 onwards.

That would make Gambit the final film in the X-Universe to release before 20th Century Fox cedes control of its precious entertainment assets, and according to producer Simon Kinberg, they’re hoping to kick things off early next year. Following up on a report just the other week which told us as much, the Dark Phoenix director spoke to IGN recently and confirmed the following:

Gambit has a great script and we’re
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Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie Will Reportedly Start Shooting in February 2019

Gambit is the little Fox Marvel movie that won’t give up! This film production has faced so many problems, yet no one has given up on it. The studio wants this movie to happen and they are reportedly looking to get it into production before the Disney and Fox merger closes next summer.

According to Geeks WorldWide, the studio is pushing to the the film production up and running on February 15th, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film was supposed to start shooting last February. Then it was delayed and eventually put on hiatus until they could figure their shit out.

I totally understand the eye rolls regarding this news. But, I love the character Gambit and if they could actually give us a decent movie based on that character, that would be awesome! It’s not like Fox isn’t capable of giving us a great Gambit movie.
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Rumour: Fox desperate to get Gambit in production before Disney takeover completes

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that way back when, 20th Century Fox announced that Channing Tatum would be taking on the role of Remy LeBeau for the X-Men spinoff Gambit.

Since then, the project has passed through the hands of directors such as Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski, with the studio pushing back numerous planned production starts and release dates as it floundered in development hell.

Given the impending takeover of Fox’s film and TV assets by Disney, one would have to assume the clock is ticking on this iteration of Gambit, and according to Geeks Worldwide (formerly Omega Underground), Fox is pushing hard to get the project up and running before the acquisition is finalised.

Disney having previously confirmed that it would go ahead and release any Fox movies that are underway before the takeover completes, and as such it seems that
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Fox’s Gambit Movie May Finally Begin Shooting In February

No, your eyes do not deceive you; Fox’s long-gestating Gambit spinoff may finally have a production start date to call its own.

Per Omega Underground, it seems the Powers That Be want to fast-track Remy LeBeau’s origin story before the Disney-Fox merger is fully consummated next summer, by which point the Mouse House – and, more specifically, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige – will ostensibly be in control of the X-Men and Fox’s band of merry mutants from 2019 onwards.

That would make Gambit the final mutant spinoff to release before 20th Century Fox cedes control of its precious entertainment assets, as Omega Underground is reporting today that filming on the Channing Tatum pic will kick off on February 15th in New Orleans, Louisiana – one day after it was originally supposed to hit theaters, which really gives you an idea of just how long this movie has waited for its chance to shine.
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Gambit to Shoot in Early 2019 Before Disney Takes Over Fox?

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Remember that Gambit movie that was supposed to star Channing Tatum? Despite all of the production troubles the project has faced, Fox is reportedly still trying to get it going and looks to possibly film the movie next year just ahead of when the Disney merger is supposed to be finalized. This is just a rumor for the time being, but it sounds like Fox isn't simply content to let this one die.

According to a new report, Fox is hoping to shoot Gambit in New Orleans starting in February. They had previously hired quite a few crew members for the project back when Gore Verbinski was going to direct. However, this report states that the studio has wiped the slate clean and will bring in a new crew, assuming they actually do manage to get production up and running. As for the director? Nobody has been announced yet, but
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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Lee Orloff With Career Achievement Award

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Oscar-winning production sound mixer Lee Orloff is set to receive the Cinema Audio Society’s 2019 Career Achievement Award. He will be celebrated during the 55th Cas Awards on February 16 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel.

Orloff launched his sound-mixing career with 1984’s Blood Simple, the first film from Joel and Ethan Coen. A half-decade later he would grab the first of seven career Oscar noms for The Abyss, which began a three-film collaboration with James Cameron that also included the 1991 smash Terminator 2: Judgment Day — for which Orloff scored an Academy Award — and 1994’s True Lies.

He went on to nab sound-mixing Oscar noms for each of the first two Pirates of the Caribbean films and also mixed the next two. Along the way he also landed Best Sound Oscar noms for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), The Insider (1999) and The Patriot (2000). Orloff’s resume of 80-plus titles also includes such features as Blade,
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