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“Gambit” Delayed Due To Rewrites, Director Liman Boards “The Wall”

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X-Men fans will have to wait just a little while longer to see Channing Tatum’s take on the Ragin’ Cajun. Following an earlier announcement from Fox that “Gambit” had lost it’s initial October 2016 release date, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that production on the film has been delayed due to rewrites.

“Gambit” was supposed to begin production in the first quarter of 2016, but sources have informed THR that the film is now expected to begin production at the end of 2016. “Gambit” is undergoing rewrites from Tatum’s producing partner and “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL” screenwriter Reid Carolin.

In the meantime, director Doug Liman is reportedly in negotiations to direct “The Wall,” the first ever original movie for Amazon Studios. “The Wall,” which was written by Dwain Worrell, is the studios first spec script purchase and is a psychological thriller starring a sniper. Liman reportedly expects to film “The Wall” this spring/summer before switching gears back over to “Gambit.”

This is the latest setback for “Gambit,” which lost its initial director, Rupert Wyatt, in September 2015. Doug Liman was first reported to be up for the gig in November.