“Anchorman” and “Don’t Look Up” filmmaker Adam McKay has dropped out of Netflix’s “Average Height, Average Build” – and as a result the project has been scrapped.
THR reports that McKay’s attention has turned toward a climate-related project as his next directorial effort. No story details or actor attachments have been made at this time.
McKay had penned “Average Height, Average Build” and brought the project to Netflix. But with him no longer involved, there is no plan to replace him and move forward with the film – effectively scrapping it.
“Average Height, Average Build” was to have starred Robert Pattinson as a serial killer who enlists a lobbyist (Amy Adams) to change laws to allow him to get away with murder more easily. Robert Downey Jr. was to play a retired cop who won’t give up on the murders.
A spokesperson says: “With the climate emergency having escalated a great deal, Adam McKay has decided to make his next directorial project a climate related one, so he will not be directing Average Height, Average Build.”
Earlier this year McKay launched the nonprofit Yellow Dot Studios to make videos raising awareness of the climate emergency and related issues.