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Rupert Wyatt Says ‘Fantastic Four’ Failure is Why ‘Gambit’ Hasn’t Happened

Director Rupert Wyatt isn’t mixing words as to why he thinks the long-gestating live-action Gambit solo film hasn’t happened, and who/what is to blame for it. In a recent chat with ComicsBeat, Wyatt commented that due to Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four film (pretty much) failing, the budget for Gambit starring Channing Tatum was “slashed”, about 10 days from the beginning of […]

Showtime Confirms Master Chief as Lead Character in Live-Action ‘Halo’ Series

Taking their turn in the spotlight during this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event, Showtime used the occasion to confirm that Master Chief will in fact be the main character in the cable giant’s 10-episode scripted drama series based on Microsoft‘s Halo video game franchise. Showtime President of Programming Gary Levine confirmed the news to IGN […]

‘Halo’ Live-Action Series Gets 10-Episode Order from Showtime

After taking development fire for the past five years, Showtime has officially given a 10-episode season order for a scripted drama series based on Microsoft‘s Halo video game franchise. Along with the episode announcement also comes word that Awake‘s Kyle Killen will serve as the project’s executive producer, writer and showrunner, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of […]

Gambit Producer Hopes Film Does Not Take Ten More Years To Make

The Gambit film nearly happened last year. Then director Rupert Wyatt walked away from the project citing a scheduling conflict. Since then, the film found a new director in the form of Doug Liman, but the project was eventually pulled from its release date and now it is unclear when shooting will actually begin. But […]


The Exorcist Pilot Adds Geena Davis

The television version of The Exorcist firms up its cast with word that Geena Davis will join the pilot based on the novel by William Peter Blatty and subsequent film. TVLine reports Davis will play Angela Rance, the mother at the center of the possession case that brings two priests together. Alfonso Herrera will play […]

Alfonso Herrera And Ben Daniels Join The Exorcist TV Pilot

Deadline reports that actors Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels have signed on to star in Fox‘s pilot based on The Exorcist. As previously reported, former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt was in talks to direct. Described as a modern reinvention of the novel by William Peter Blatty, the series will focus on two men attempting to […]


Former Gambit Director Rupert Wyatt Takes On The Exorcist Pilot

Deadline reports that former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt will helm the pilot episode of Fox‘s The Exorcist. The pilot will be a modern reinvention of the William Peter Blatty‘s book, following two men “tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.” It it goes to series, the show […]

Lea Seydoux Not Yet Signed On For Gambit; Cannot Make An Official Announcement

While 20th Century Fox is looking to secure director Doug Liman for its feature film centering on the eternally stubbly Cajun mutant Gambit, it seems the casting of the film’s leading lady is not yet a done deal. Back in August, word came that Léa Seydoux of Spectre and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was […]

Doug Liman In Talks To Take The Reins Of Gambit

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is in final negotiations to take over 20th Century Fox’s Gambit. The film stars Channing Tatum as the popular Cajun mutant of X-Men lore. The film was previously under the direction of Rupert Wyatt, who walked away from the set in September citing a […]

Fox Rumored To Be Courting Edge Of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman For Gambit

According to The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider (and a mention in this Deadline article), Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is rumored to be 20th Century Fox’s pick to replace Rupert Wyatt on Gambit. The phrase “courting” has been used, which conjures up the image of a gentile Sunday afternoon of prim and proper dancing. Sneider […]

Gambit Crew Released, As Director Rupert Wyatt Walks Off?

Yesterday I got the tipoff from someone working on the Gambit movie at Fox, who told me that yesterday morning  the crew was released from the production, and that blame was being pointed to the studio for production problems. I put it out to some of my sources and waited to hear back. No need. […]

Gambit Film Has The Female Lead Choices Down To A List Of Three

Now that Channing Tatum is officially locked in for the Gambit film, Deadline is reporting that director Rupert Wyatt and his crew are now focused on casting the female lead, Belladonna ‘Bella’ Boudreaux. The short list of actress has come down to three: Rebecca Ferguson from Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Leya Sedoux who is in […]

Reports Say Channing Tatum Closes Deal To Play Gambit

Earlier in the week we heard that Channing Tatum was going to exit the upcoming Fox film Gambit. But now it seems that it may have just been a negotiating tactic as reports from THR say that the actor has signed on to play an anchor character in the X-Men Franchise the same way Hugh […]

Gambit Film In Trouble – Tatum May Be Exiting

Rumors began running last night that actor Channing Tatum may be leaving Gambit. The film has Rupert Wyatt attached to direct and casting for the female lead are under way, but word is not that there is something wrong with the deal and Tatum is planning to exit. Neither 20th Century Fox nor Tatum’s representatives […]

Paramount Narrows Possible Star Trek 3 Directors Down To 5

Word from Deadline is the Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams have narrowed down the list of potential directors to replace Robert Orci and the third Star Trek reboot film. On the list are Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Child 44), Justin Lin (Fast & […]


Casting Roundup: Mark Wahlberg Is The Gambler, Djimon Hounsou Is Fast & Furious

Downton Abbey continues to churn out stars, Fast & Furious 7 is still adding to its cast, and Mark Wahlberg is the latest to take on The Gambler in today’s roundup. • Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown-Findlay has been cast as a trapeze artist/love interest to Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor in Fox’s new version of Frankenstein, […]