Universal has pulled Chris Pratt’s “Cowboy Ninja Viking” from the release calendar and the project has been delayed indefinitely, the company announced Tuesday.
The movie, was originally scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019, is now undated. The film remains in active development and will be re-dated at a later time to accommodate production scheduling.
The film, based on the 2009 Image Comics graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo, is a hard-edged action film starring Pratt as a new kind of assassin who manifests the toughest skills of three different personas: cowboy, ninja, and Viking.
Michelle MacLaren (“Game of Thrones,” “West World,” “The Walking Dead”) is still attached to direct “Cowboy Ninja Viking” from a script by Dan Mazeau (“Wrath of the Titans”) and Ryan Engle (“The Commuter” and “Rampage”).
An earlier draft of the screenplay was written by Craig Mazin (“Identity Thief” and “The Hangover II”), with an original draft by “Zombieland” writers Paul Wernick and Everett David Reese.
Entertainment 360 (Steve Jobs), the production arm of Management 360, Mark Gordon (Molly’s Game, Murder on the Orient Express) via Entertainment One, Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, The Social Network) for Michael De Luca Productions, and Chris Pratt will produce.
Collider first reported the news.