Doug Liman Sought To Direct “Gambit” Film

“Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman is reportedly being pursued for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming “X-Men” spin-off film “Gambit” starring Channing Tatum as the famed mutant.

The InSneider posted a report which indicates Tatum, who is also producing the project, is the one pursuing Liman for the gig in the wake of the exit of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt who dropped out over creative differences.

At present Fox is still targeting an October 2016 release despite rumors the film will be delayed until sometime in 2017. Fox already has the other “X-Men” spin-off film “Deadpool” along with “X-Men: Apocalypse” scheduled for the first half of next year.