The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman Being Eyed To Direct Gambit

by Russ Burlingame

Channing Tatum's forthcoming X-Men franchise spinoff Gambit, which recently lost its director, may be calling in some high-profile help from The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman.

The filmmaker, who was once considered for Watchmen, has sometimes circled comic book properties but hasn't actually landed on one yet.

Of course, with movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Jumper in his resume, it's not hard to argue he's up to at least the action bits.

Deadline says Liman has "an inside track" on the film. At the same time, TheWrap seems satisfied with the rumors with Jeff Sneider tweeting that he's heard Tatum is personally courting Liman.

Liman is already in post-production on one film and attached to at least one more, with rumors indicating that he's got an Edge of Tomorrow sequel he's considering too. 

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at back in 2011.