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Hero Blend #73: 6 Directors Who Should Take The Helm For Gambit

It seems like 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie can’t catch a break. First there was initial trouble trying to find a director to make it. Then there was some drama with Channing Tatum, and stories suggesting that he would possibly leave the project. And then just a few weeks after that whole deal was settled, we got news that director Rupert Wyatt has decided to drop the film and move on to other endeavors. This means the studio is now rushing to find a filmmaker to take his place… so we’ve decided to help out with a few suggestions of our own.

There are many things to consider when thinking about a possible director to make Gambit. It’s a filmmaker who should know how to shoot interesting and kinetic action, but you also want somebody who could find the proper tone to get the right amount of drama. And some experience shooting in New Orleans, and being familiar with the region doesn’t hurt either. We considered all of this in pitching possible replacements for Rupert Wyatt at the head of the film.

Joining me for this fun bit of speculation is my good friend Silas Lesnick from Craved, who has some very pitches for directors that you probably didn’t even come close to considering. Enjoy the show!

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.