Channing Tatum To Space Out With ‘Ion’
First Published: June 25, 2010 3:49 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Channing Tatum will star in FOX’s latest sci-fi epic – “Ion,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade mag reported that Channing has signed on for the film, which is being described as a “sci-fi romantic epic” and is already being touted as the next “Avatar.”
The spec script, penned by Brit-turned-Angeleno Will Dunn, reportedly picked up steam after the multi-billion-dollar success of the James Cameron blockbuster, eventually finding a home at FOX 2000.
Channing knows a thing or two about romance (“Dear John”) and CGI-filled shoot ‘em ups (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”), but the busy star will show his chops in several more films before “Ion” launches.
He’ll appear in 2011’s “The Eagle of The Ninth” – which will find him as a young Roman in 140 A.D., rather than a sci-fi future. Channing has also wrapped “Son of No One,” with Al Pacino and Katie Holmes, and the thriller “Haywire.”
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