Tatum’s “Gambit” Gets A New Start Date

Unsurprisingly, 20th Century Fox has pushed back the start of production on its “X-Men” spin-off feature “Gambit” starring Channing Tatum.

The project was originally aiming to begin production this month but now Heat Vision reports that re-writes of the film’s script, with “Magic Mike” writer Reid Carolin penning the latest draft, has pushed back filming until the end of the year.

Due to the delay the film’s director Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow”) is looking to take on the smaller scale Amazon Studios’ psychological thriller “The Wall” first. Liman would direct the film in the late spring or early summer before returning to work on “Gambit”.

In “Gambit,” Tatum will play the titular New Orleans mutant Remy LeBeau opposite Lea Seydoux as Assassins Guild leader Bella Donna Boudreaux who is also Remy’s first love. Originally slated for an October release, no new date has yet been set.