Taika Waititi has pulled out of directing 'Bubbles' - an animated film which tells the story of Michael Jackson's life through the eyes of his famous pet chimpanzee.
The 43-year-old filmmaker is stepping away from plans to helm the animated film, which tells the King of Pop's story through the eyes of his famous pet chimpanzee called Bubbles, due to his busy schedule which includes the release of his latest film 'Jojo Rabbit'.
Deadline is also reporting that now Taika has pulled out of the project Netflix have also dropped the movie as they feel it's "no longer a fit" without him at the helm.
The streaming service acquired rights to the film - which is from Isaac Adamson's spec screenplay - at Cannes in 2017 for $20 million.
Taika was set to co-direct the film with Mark Gustafson, who has since left to work with Guillermo del Toro on 'Pinocchio'.