comScore

Channing Tatum’s Gambit Solo Film Set to Explode With Robocop Reboot Writer

"You like it, chere? I get you one for Christmas."

Channing-Tatum-Magic-Mike-PicturesOfficially official!

Deadline reports, “Fox has set Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to write the screenplay. The studio has officially attached Tatum as star, and to produce with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, The Donners Company’s Lauren Shuler Donner, and Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg.”

Back in January of this year, producer Lauren Shuler Donner said she’d love to do a Gambit movie with Tatum. In May, she actually admitted it was happening. Just a few days later, the actor was asked about it in an interview and didn’t want to get ahead of the negotiations but did specify in June that it would probably be a solo film.

But what about the story? Deadline writes:

The screenplay will be based on a treatment penned by legendary Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, who with Jim Lee created the character for Marvel in 1990. The storyline is being kept under wraps.

What do you think? Happy to hear Claremont is involved but I’d like to hear a bit more about it.

Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

Have a tip we should know? tips@themarysue.com

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."