Film director Ed Zwick ("The Last Samurai," "Glory") has dropped out of Legendary East's postponed "The Great Wall" project reports Deadline.
The story is set in 15th century China and follows a group of British warriors who happen upon the hurried construction of the massive wall.
As night falls, the warriors realize that the haste in building the wall isn't just to keep out the Mongols but rather something inhuman and more dangerous.
Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel"), Benjamin Walker ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"), Zhang Ziyi ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") and other Chinese talent were being courted for the film before it was postponed back in June due to climate and financial issues.
Despite Zwick's departure, filming is still aiming to take place next year.