The studio has also taken the film from its planned 2019 release date.
Chris Pratts Cowboy Ninja Viking will no longer hit theaters next summer.
Universal has delayed the movie and pulled it from its scheduled release date, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The picture was in pre-production and last week, Priyanka Chopra threw his wife’s lead when it was on his way to a shot in London next month. It had been slated to open June 28, 2019.
The studio says it remains in active development and will be dated under the line “to accommodate production planning.” Sources say the project is suffering from scripting issues, and the rumors of shutdown have percolated since March.
The picture was not an expensive game for the studio. Sources say it was in $ 65 million and looked like a potential franchise starter. It would be a helmet by Michelle MacLaren, the acclaimed television director, who would make his own debut on the project.
Dan Mazeau, Ryan Engle, Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese worked on the script and attempted to adapt the Image Comics feature of AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo. It revolves around a counter-intelligence unit formed by the psychotherapist Dr. Sebastian Ghislain, which transforms agents called Triplets, a reference to several personalities.
It’s unclear what Prat’s next step will be. He is still a big draw in the eyes of the Universe and is a headliner for his Jurassic World franchise, with the third fee written now. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was due to start shooting in February, although this movie no longer has a director as filmmaker James Gunn was released by Disney over old inappropriate tweets.
Collider first notified the news about the Cowboy Ninja Viking project.