‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Movie Stopped In Its Tracks By Universal

‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Movie Stopped In Its Tracks By Universal

‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Movie Stopped In Its Tracks By Universal

Cowboy Ninja Viking is set to be another big franchise for star Chris Pratt. Though a new release date has not been considered yet, the studio insisted that Cowboy Ninja Viking remains in active development and will be dated down the line "to accommodate production scheduling".

Television director Michelle MacLaren - who won two back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for producing Breaking Bad in 2013 and 2014 - was to make her feature debut through the project.

Pratt remains attached to play Duncan, a multifaceted assassin with the ability to manifest the deadliest attributes of three distinct personas: a cowboy, a ninja, and a viking.

In terms of the script for Cowboy Ninja Viking, which adapts A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo's Image Comics' graphic novel, it's seemingly all set. The movie will get a new release date at a later time. It was being speculated that if the wedding with beau Nick Jonas is not the reason then Priyanka Chopra opted out of Salman Khan's Bharat and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kothewali, it must be Pratt's film. She recently directed HBO's The Deuce pilot episode. Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter's War) penned an earlier draft, updating an original take by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Game of Thrones co-executive producer Guymon Casady has been signed up as producer, as well as Ben Forkner.

It has been a rough couple weeks for Pratt, whose latest Guardians of the Galaxy sequel was dealt a blow when Disney fired James Gunn after some of his offensive old tweets resurfaced online. The actor will next be seen in Vincent D'Onofrio's western The Kid, and he also returns for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

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