Reid Carolin

Channing Tatum in Magic Mike

Here is a lesson in Internet translation – don’t run stories through Google Translate in German to French to English, otherwise, you just might end up staring at a line that reads “We want it necessarily But Steven Soderbergh is retiring so we are currently looking for a director, it was already the ideas that…Gregory Jacobs (Anm.d .’s note: regular assistant director Steven Soderbergh, director of “Wind Chill”) takes on the director or Reid Carolin and I take over the government, but we are still not safe there” and wondering just what the hell “the government” of Magic Mike 2 is. Amusing adventures in failed bilinguality (trilingulaity? trylinguality?) aside, a German site called Filmstarts (via French site Allocine, via The Playlist) reports that Channing Tatum could possibly direct the sequel to Magic Mike. Via Google Translate, Tatum is quoted as saying something along the lines of “We really want, but Steven Soderbergh really want to retire. We will undoubtedly make the Broadway version first…Gregory Jacobs can make the film, or we can make it, Reid Carolin and me. But we do not know.” Which means that they want Soderbergh to direct it, everyone is still clinging to this weird “retirement” thing, and either Tatum or Reid Carolin (Tatum’s producing partner and screenwriter on the first film) could step in to direct the film. Maybe. This is, of course, all in another language and could be completely misconstrued. My eyes are still crossed and I’m trying to read German.

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Years before he krumped and jazzed and tapped and whatevered his way into hearts with his star turn in Step Up (and a star turn it was), Channing Tatum also starred in a little-seen trifle called Supercross. It is, of course, a film about motocross-riding brothers who seek to avenge the death of their father by way of, duh, a motocross-riding competition. Tatum plays the asshole role, as a fellow motocross star named “Rowdy Sparks.” It’s that kind of movie. Now it looks like Tatum is getting back on the bike for a (somewhat) different take on dudes, motorcycles, and bad decisions. THR reports (via ComingSoon) that the star is currently in negotiations to star in and produce a film about the infamous Evel Knievel for Columbia Pictures. Tatum would be producing the picture through his Iron Horse Entertainment, alongside his partner Reid Carolin, who will also write the screenplay (Carolin recently penned Tatum’s Magic Mike, which the pair produced) from Stuart Barker‘s 2008 book, “Life of Evel.”

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