After many months of no news and speculation that the project may be on ice, Variety reports the director Doug Liman has signed on to direct Warner Bros.’ Dark Universe movie, aka Justice League Dark.
In September, it was reported that director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler) had exited his role as helmer of the upcoming X-Men spinoff feature, Gambit. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) is in final negotiations to direct the October 7, 2016 release for 20th Century Fox.
Despite a report late last month saying that Channing Tatum’s deal for the Gambit movie was in jeopardy of falling apart and that he was planning to exit the X-Men spin-off at 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter says that the deal has now closed for the actor to star and produce.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that English director Rupert Wyatt has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to helm the X-Mensolo reboot/spin-off movie Gambit, which will star Channing Tatum as the title anti-hero Remy LeBeau.
Earlier today, 20th Century announced that they had broken the global box office record with $5.5 billion grossed in 2014 and they celebrated by dating a number of new movies, including one anticipated sequel, a spin-off to the company’s most successful superhero franchise, another sequel to an upcoming reboot and much more.