Apes Helmer To Direct “Gambit”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” helmer Rupert Wyatt” is set to direct the “X-Men” spin-off movie “Gambit” starring Channing Tatum as the cajun mutant.

Gambit is a New Orleans thief and mutant with the ability to harness kinetic energy. He quickly established himself as a fan favorite and was previously portrayed on screen by Taylor Kitsch in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.

Josh Zetumer penned the script for the film, which is being produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. The film is currently targeting an October 7th release date.

Source: Heat Vision