Two new movies have been dropped from the 2018 lineup of Paramount Pictures films, with the most recent being the critically acclaimed indie film The Fault in Our Stars, which has notched a score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was slated to be the first film of the new Paramount lineup, which also includes Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Mummy, Jurassic World and Wonder Woman.
The studio’s slate will also include a reboot of the Transformers franchise and two new films based on Marvel comics.
But the film has been dropped after two years of development.
This is the first time in Paramount’s history that the studio has dropped a film, though other films from the new lineup have also been dropped in the past.
The last time a film was dropped from Paramount was in 2017, when the studio dropped The Big Short, which was based on the financial crisis of 2008-09.
The biggest surprise in this year’s slate is that there are no new films in the Disney and DreamWorks Animation divisions.
Both of these companies have been in trouble in recent years, with Disney losing its core brands such as Cars, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
The loss of a Disney property is usually the catalyst for a studio to start focusing on its smaller properties.
DreamWorks has struggled to find films in 2018, and the studio is now struggling to find money to fund films that it no longer needs.
Paramount Pictures has been in talks with Disney to get its animated movies out of the Disney-controlled studios and into its own studios.
Disney has said it wants to release the movies as a standalone product.