Bad news for Gerard Butler's next film, Motor City: Deadline is reporting that production has been halted after its financial backers - Emmett/Furla Films, Envision Entertainment, and Mark Damon’s Foresight Entertainment - concluded that the movie would not be able to make the "drop dead" release date set by studio Warner Bros. As a result, they were unable to get a bond for the film.

According to a statement from a spokesperson for the producers:

Faced with the realities of a very short post-production schedule and complicated visual and special effects, the producers have decided to push back production on Albert Hughes’ Motor City. We are dedicated to delivering top-tier productions such as 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg which is currently in production and Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor which is in pre-production. The circumstances surrounding this project made it impossible to meet the firm March 31st delivery date without compromising the quality of the film.

Reportedly, producers are still hoping to make the film, but, as Deadline puts it, "they have to do some work under the hood of Motor City to put it all back together again."

[via Deadline]