Doug Liman “Didn’t Connect” With ‘Gambit’ So He Left

“I never formed a connection. Many of these movies, I don’t have the connection on day one, but I find the connection. I just never found it. I don’t always find a connection. I want to make a movie that, if anybody else made it, it would be different. When I went to make Swingers, I showed the script to a friend of mine, and she said, ‘Why would you want to make this movie? The Trent character’ – who was played by Vince Vaughn – ‘is totally unlikeable.’ I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I love Trent! That’s the reason I’m making this movie!’ She was like, ‘You’re crazy! He’s totally unlikeable!’ And then, I made the movie and she saw the movie, and she was like, ‘You’re right, he is likeable.’ And then, I went to make Go and I showed the script to the same friend, and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’d make this movie. Nobody in this film is likeable!’ Right in that moment, it clicked. I was like, ‘I get it! I need to make Go, for the same reason that I needed to make Swingers. Somebody else making Swingers might have made Vince Vaughn’s character into an asshole and been judgmental about him.’ My specific take on that character is what the audience then took away, so I knew that I needed to make Go because my version of Gocelebrated those characters instead of being judgmental of them. I knew that everybody would like those characters because I liked them.”

Gambit is sort of the black sheep at 20th Century Fox at the moment. It’s a movie that was announced years ago and has had delay after delay despite having a major star in Channing Tatum attached. Diretor Doug Liman is one of the several directors that has left the troubled Fox production and while talking to Collider about his new movie The Wall was asked about why he decided to leave Gambit .

Source: Doug Liman “Didn’t Connect” With ‘Gambit’ So He Left


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