The never-ending Gambit saga continues with the announcement from Deadline that Gore Verbinski, director of The Ring and this year’s A Cure for Wellness, is in negotiations to take over as the filmmaker of the project.

Since the unforgettably awful days of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a Gambit film has struggled to get underway at Fox. It wasn’t until Channing Tatum decided to take on the role of the titular suave New Orleans mutant, though, that the film became a top priority for the studio.

Josh Zetumer (Patriot’s Day) wrote the script for the film, which formerly had┬áDoug Liman and Rupert Wyatt attached. Do you hope to see the X-Men spinoff finally get off the ground?

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