The Gambit film has been in the works for a while now and while people were pleasantly surprised to hear the news, it seems the film is running into more problems than it is worth. Production has been delayed twice already. Now, Simon Kinberg has opened up on some of the issues they’ve faced while making Gambit.
In an interview with SlashFilm, Kinberg has admitted one of the main problems with the script is finding the right tone.
“I think the truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone. Deadpool feels like it exploded out of nowhere but it was a ten-year development process on that movie. I think it was honed over those ten years. I hope that Gambit doesn’t take ten years but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic in the same way that Deadpool has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page. Really it’s just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character and I think we’re really close right now.”
Kinberg mentioned in July that the script was “great.” It was thought the script would soon get the go ahead however now they have hit even more set backs. It seems they are focusing on mirroring the success of Deadpool, which released back in February.
The choice of casting Channing Tatum in the titular role of Gambit has raised many questions also. The actor is most known for his comedic roles. Kinberg and the rest of the production team have their work cut out for them if they want this film to go ahead.
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