For a while, it seemed like the Gambit movie was well on its way to its February 2019 release date. It had a director on board, a star in Channing Tatum, and it was careening towards a rumored March 2018 production date in New Orleans. But if there’s anything that this film has been great at, it’s hitting roadblocks.
The latest roadblock hit earlier this month when director Gore Verbinski dropped out of the film. Immediately after that, 20th Century Fox pushed back its release from February to June of 2019, and it seemed inevitable that its March production date in New Orleans just wasn’t going to happen.
Omega Underground is now reporting that Fox has pulled Gambit from their production schedule in the wake of Verbinski stepping down. The studio is undoubtedly putting the film on hiatus until a new director is found, and new production dates can be made. But that’s not all.
The outlet goes on to speculate that the film could very well move its production from New Orleans to Montreal, Quebec, as it’s been a reliable home for the franchise. This would happen if Big Easy Studios ends up having to offer their stages to another film.
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SOURCE: Omega Underground