The film was set to start shooting in Atlanta, Georgia this summer, but it no longer has a start date due to budget issues, according to Deadline. It is unclear if it will go back into production or be shelved permanently.
This is the second time the sequel to the 2013 movie has been shelved - in February 2017, production suffered a setback following the departure of filmmaker J.A. Bayona, who left to direct "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom".
Rumours swirled that Pitt's "Seven" and "Fight Club" director David Fincher was in talks to take on the project, and he officially signed up in April 2017.