Channing Tatum’s previously reported Gambit spinoff of the X-Men franchise at Fox got a little more official today, with a report from Deadline saying that Josh Zetumer, the writer behind the Robocop reboot, has been hired to write the screenplay.
But that’s not as interesting news to Marvel Comics fans as who wrote the treatment that the screenplay will be based on: Chris Claremont. Yes, Gambit’s creator himself has written the plot of what will become, should everything continue to move forward, his solo feature film.
Channing Tatum won’t just star in the movie, but will also produce with Free Association and The Donners Company, plus the ubiquitous Simon Kinberg. No director or target release date has been set.