As we reported earlier, there has been much talk about the fate of George Miller's comic book adaptation. The variety article only hints at the problems in a very nice, non-offensive way:
The studio's reasons included not getting the official response it needed on tax breaks from shooting in Australia. And while WB execs like the script they got from Kieran and Michele Mulroney, it would benefit from a little more work, something that isn't possible because of the writers' strike.
While that may be the "official" reason, the real reason, as anyone connected to the project will attest, is the script and the cast.
Should WB decide to pull the project off the shelf and back into production, it will take some considerable work to get it to the point where it could actually be a tentpole for the studio. Heavy re-writing would be required, and re-casting the characters would be a definite consideration.
If anything new develops on this, we'll report back. Othewise, consider this one done.