The Gambit movie has lost its director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

Previously, Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending, G.I. Joe) had admitted in his interviews that the search for a willing director has really proven to be a challenge.

And now it looks like he and the production are back to square one with Wyatt’s exit from the scene. The report said it is not due to any conflicts like studio interference, budget or script plans, but rather a schedule conflict causing the separation.

Fox Studio‘s decision to push back the production schedule from November 2015 to March 2016 is the main reason. However, Wyatt’s parting is on good terms with this statement:

“I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox, but regrettably a push in the start date now conflicts with another project. I thank them for the opportunity, and I know that Gambit will make a terrific film.”

In consolation, this is not the FUBAR situation like the one involved in making the Fant4stic Four (2015) under Josh Trank. It is uncertain if Gambit‘s original release date of 6 October 2016 is possible with this development.

Source: Deadline

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