The troubled production has suffered multiple setbacks and cast changes, with Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper dropping out while director Lynn Ramsay exited the project the night before filming began.

Executives at Relativity Media and the Weinstein Company had hoped to release the film, now co-starring Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, in August last year (14), but it was repeatedly pushed back, and was subsequently scheduled to hit U.S. and U.K. cinemas on 4 September (15).

However, Relativity bosses have now dropped the film and given up its rights amid reports of financial turmoil, with many industry papers predicting the company will soon file for bankruptcy.