Oscar-winning Rango director Gore Verbinski’s Cattywumpus is no longer moving forward at Netflix, according to a Deadline report.
Citing sources close to the project, the report says that while Netflix will no longer be home to the half-finished film about cats in outer space, the streamer is allowing the Cattywumpus creative team to look for a new studio where they can complete their work. News that the project had landed at Netflix first hit the web back in the spring of 2020.
These kinds of developments aren’t rare, but they are noteworthy, especially when top level talent is involved. Verbinski’s films have grossed more than $3.75 billion and his resume boasts blockbuster titles including three Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Lone Ranger, the U.S. remake of The Ring, and Brad Pitt-Julia Roberts starrer The Mexican. His last feature to hit theaters was 2016’s A Cure for Wellness. It seems likely that a half-finished film from such a prolific and profitable filmmaker will draw plenty of attention on the open market.