According to Vulture and THR, Doug Liman is negotiating to direct the Gambit film based on the X-Men character nevertheless it has had lots of fits and starts. Channing Tatum will perform the main character.
Liman is a smart choice. The star has got a very rich experience in directing such films as The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Mena, a drug thriller featuring Tom Cruise is another big-budget deal. The events take place in the 1980 and describe the story of a drug courier. The courier ran afoul to the Colombian cartel.
There is a troubled story with the creation of the Gambit film. Rupert Wyatt was its first director. He also worked with The Gambler and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The director left the film because of “creative differences” this September.
Liman has already been present at a few meetings connected with the film. Reports indicate that he beat out F. Gary Gray (who directed Straight Outta Compton and is going to work on Furious 8) and Shane Black (the director of Iron Man 3).
Back in 2008, Taylor Kitsch performed Gambit in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The mutant character is able to manipulate kinetic energy. His features are a deck of cards and his signature things.