The studio tapped Cooper to re-write and direct the project a few months ago, and the split was due to “creative differences,” according to one of those individuals.
No replacement has been hired, though the project has been a priority for Warner Bros.
Cooper signed on to make the post-apocalyptic horror film after Ben Affleck backed off. Affleck will instead direct and star in “Live By the Night,” another prized adaptation at the studio.
CBS Films is co-producing and co-presenting the film, which has a first draft by David Kajganich. Roy Lee is producing with Jimmy Miller.
Cooper has been developing a bevy of other projects, and his latest film, the revenge drama “Out of the Furnace,” opens in theaters Dec. 6. He is represented by CAA and attorney Darren Trattner.