Doug Liman in Talks to Direct Sniper Thriller ‘The Wall’ for Amazon Due to ‘Gambit’ Delay

Dwain Worrell wrote the original screenplay, which was voted to the 2014 Black List

As Doug Liman waits for a new draft of “Gambit” to come in, the “Edge of Tomorrow” filmmaker has entered negotiations to direct the sniper thriller “The Wall” for Amazon Studios, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Dwain Worrell wrote the screenplay, which was voted to the 2014 Black List and was the first spec script bought by Amazon.

“The Wall” follows a sniper and his spotter who are pinned down behind a chunk of wall by a legendary sniper.

Liman plans to knock out the modestly scaled project quickly this summer before he’s slated to direct Channing Tatum‘s “Gambit” before the end of the year.

20th Century Fox’s comic book movie was initially slated for release in October, though production was delayed due to script issues. Tatum and his producing partner, Reid Carolin, are currently seeking a screenwriter to handle the latest rewrite, which could follow a new creative direction.

Rupert Wyatt was originally set to direct “Gambit” with Lea Seydoux as his leading lady, but Liman ended up taking over and is expected to start his casting search from scratch outside of long-attached star and producer Tatum.

Liman’s talks for “The Wall” were first reported by THR.

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