Contact Us

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’s Gore Verbinski Might Direct ‘Gambit’

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

It seems like every month or so there’s more breaking news about that Gambit movie, but it has all gone nowhere since the film was first announced all those years ago. Like old Rose in Titanic, we wait and we wait and we wait, to seemingly no avail — but there might be some hope on the horizon. Gore Verbinski, whom you might recognize from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Rango, or maybe this year’s A Cure for Wellness, has been approached by Fox.

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Verbinski was in talks to helm Gambit, which has already seen Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) sign on and then sign off again in the past couple of years. Channing Tatum is still planning to star as the Cajun mutant whose powers of kinetic energy manipulation make him the perfect crime-fighting magician, and said merely two months ago that he and the studio were giving the plot of the movie “a rethink,” after Deadpool and Logan blazed the trail for edgier, bloodier superhero movies.

The best thing about Verbinski as a director is that he seems like he’s game for pretty much whatever. I’ve always been charmed by the utter weirdness of his movies; the third Pirates movie featured a lady who becomes a giant and then dissolves into thousands of crabs that fall into the ocean and become a whirlpool. I have no idea what tone or story they’re going for with the Gambit movie, but Verbinski might just be the perfect man for the job.

Subscribe to My 94.7 on

Channing Tatum Says His ‘Gambit’ Movie Is Undergoing a ‘Bit of a Rethink’

Best of My 94.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for My94.7 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive My94.7 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.