According to a report by Collider, the movie has been pulled from the release slate of the studio which had scheduled it to hit theatres on June 28, 2019. Cowboy Ninja Viking's story centres around a lethal agent, played by Pratt, whose treatment by a psychotherapist leaves him with "an ability to manifest the deadliest attributes of the three titular personas". The hard-edged actioner laced with attitude is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo. This meant shooting would need to start soon. Priyanka Chopra has been in talks to play the female lead alongside Pratt's Duncan, though her future involvement likely depends on when Universal decides to move ahead with the project. Despite this latest setback with Universal, Pratt is set to reprise his role as Owen Grady in the studio's upcoming Jurassic World 3. Still listed as being in "active development", there's no word yet on if and when the adaptation will get off the ground again - or even what caused the problem in the first place. She is also developing The Nightingale, a WWII thriller that is set up over at Tr-Star.
Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) and Ryan Engle (Rampage) wrote the most recent draft of the script. Craig Mazin (The Hangover II) wrote an earlier draft, while the original draft was written by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Everett David Reese. Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner and Mark Gordon are attached to produce. He'll also return to voice Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie 2 and he has the western The Kid coming up next year.