In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
Just the look of this film is amazing, seems to have some colorful characters I can’t wait to learn about and I’m glad to see Tarantino doing another Western, which is a genre he as admitted in the past he loves, really can’t wait to check this movie out.
The Hateful Eight hits theaters this December!
Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is still set to direct the film helm. A reason behind Tatum’s departure hasn’t been released yet but he was involved with screen tests for the film’s female lead which included many actresses along with Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color, SPECTRE) who read for the part. This split is a mess considering that the film was being produced by Tatum and his creative partner Reid Carolin, along with X-Men franchise regulars Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, so it’s still unclear if they will remain on board as producers.
Gambit is scheduled for release October 7, 2016, although that could now change, and is planned to follow X-Men spinoffs Deadpool on February 15 and X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27.
It’s always fun to hear an actors true feelings for a film. They usually have to remain very quiet at first while they promote the film because they are under contract and don’t want to anger the studio, plus they want the film to perform as well as it can. Then you have the months, or in this case, even years of silence until one day enough time has passed, they let their guard down and then we have something like this. While talking to Howard Stern Tatum let it know that he was not happy with G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.
“Look, I’ll be honest. I f–king hate that movie. I hate that movie,” theMagic Mike XXL star said of the 2009 film. “I was pushed into doing that movie. From Coach Carter, they signed me to a three-picture deal […] They give you the contract and they go, ‘Three-picture deal, here you go.’ And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!’”
Tatum had just started to find success with other projects, when the studio called with G.I. Joe.
“I was super lucky and blessed to have been given that film. That was really not all that bad,” he added. “But you have no option. ‘You’re doing this or we’re gonna sue you.”
“The script wasn’t any good,” he said, adding that he’d watched the namesake cartoon growing up and wanted to play Snake Eyes in the film. “I didn’t want to do something that I thought was 1.) bad, and 2.) I just didn’t know if I wanted to be G.I. Joe.”
I will admit that despite how ‘bad’ G.I. Joe was, I did enjoy it and didn’t think it was nearly as terrible as others were making it out to be. With that being said, it definitely could have been leaps and bounds better then what it was and honestly, Tatum was miscast as Duke. I’ve grown to appreciate him as an actor and he’s flat out hilarious in the 21 Jump Street series, but that was a role I will always feel he never should have been picked for.
You can listen to the interview below, but what do you guys think about the film?
20th Century Fox has hired Rupert Wyatt (The Gambler, Rise of the Planet of The Apes, The Escapist) to direct their Gambit movie, which will star Channing Tatum as Cajun mutant, Remy LeBeau.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt has signed on to direct Gambit’s first solo outing and I am pretty good with the choice. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the first Apes film in the rebooted series then you really need to get caught up. The film is pretty amazing.
Gambit graced the screen’s in Fox’s horrible X-Men Origins: The Wolverine and was played by Taylor Kitsch. While Kitsch was ok in the role (he was the only really good thing besides the few times Jackman continued to be a bad ass) the film was all garbage and fans of Gambit left angry because the character was handled so poorly.
Tatum has been pretty vocal about the project, saying we should expect a different take on the typical origin story, and that the plot will play around with the usual tropes associated with superhero movies.
Tatum is also producing the film along with Reid Carolin, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg. Gambit is set for release on Oct. 7, 2016.
Wow, I had to be honest, when I saw the ads for this film and hearing that the Wachowski’s were back to making big grandiose film making with the possibility of a new trilogy. Well, that’s why I think it hurts so much to know the movie is just, well, maybe, ok. I mean visually it’s impressive as their camera zips and zooms, just check out an action/chase scene over the skyline of Chicago with huge c.g.i. visuals destined to jaw drop and impress. Everything else is just a mess. Basically the plot Mila Kunis is the genetic heir to a galactic fortune, I think, why I don’t know? But she get’s protected by a genetically enhanced solider, sort of, in the form of Channing Tatum, who finds her by, sense of smell, no joke. The rest, I don’t know? I’m still trying to figure that out?
The plot, the story, I have no idea I got lost myself. Poor Wachowski’s they really, really, really try to entertain us so badly. I mean they can do it, we’ve seen it, check out the underrated “Bound” and, of course, “The Matrix” a sci-fi action/thriller that raised the bar for all. And the political satire with a message thriller/drama “V for Vendetta,” which ok they’re not credited as director, but it was still their baby. These two can deliver when they want but I guess they want to just over impress us so much that it’s just overdone. I mean “The Matrix” sequels (“Matrix Reloaded” & “Matrix Revolutions”) were just eye rolling, blah, “Speed Racer” was an attempted kiddie flick that just made its target audience go, huh? Then let’s not forget their attempt at “indie” filmmaking, and I use that term loosely to describe “Cloud Atlas,” which I can respect the ambition but should have come with cliff notes because I got lost in just 10 minutes and needed a pause and rewind button just to follow who was who.
All in all the movie is like I said, visually stunning but that doesn’t excuse, boring characters and a plot/story that NOBODY can follow. Again, poor Wachowski siblings. And to think they needed a 175 million dollar budget to make people roll their eyes yet again in disbelief. The two of them better go back to the drawing board and try, oh please, please, please try to make something normal before it’s too late. Believe me, I still haven’t lost faith.
2 out of 5 stars
Written by Jason Greathouse