Chris Pratt's Cowboy Ninja Viking Delayed Indefinitely
The upcoming action film starring the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World actor has been delayed!
Production Dealyed On Cowboy Ninja Viking!
Recently Universal Studios removed Cowboy Ninja Viking from its release calendar and delayed the production indefinitely, though the film remains in active development. Collider has exclusively learned that Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Westworld director Michelle MacLaren's upcoming action flick which is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo is no longer set to start shooting next month. She remains attached to direct, just as Pratt remains attached to play Duncan, a new kind of assassin who manifests the toughest skills of three different personas — a cowboy, a ninja and a viking. He would’ve been joined by Priyanka Chopra, who had been in talks to play the female lead, but should the project get off the ground in the future, Chopra would likely be the first choice for the role, though her involvement would all depend on her schedule aligning with a new production schedule.
Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) and Ryan Engle (Rampage) wrote the most recent draft of the script while Craig Mazin (The Hangover II) wrote an earlier draft, and the original script was written by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Everett David Reese. Cowboy Ninja Viking had been in pre-production when Universal ended discussions with potential supporting cast, according to sources. The film was expected to be a summer tentpole for Universal, which had dated it for June 28, 2019, though sources say the studio wasn’t eager to rush to meet that release date, given that it has franchise hopes for the property. Pratt is still producing the project with Michael De Luca, Mark Gordon and Entertainment 360, and Universal is expected to re-date the project at a later time.