The mammoth $1.5bn shoot was reportedly mulling a deal to shoot in Scotland later this year.
Woody Allen has filed a $68 million (around £52 million) against Amazon Studios, saying that it has backed out of a four-film deal.
Plans for a reboot of Starsky and Hutch on Amazon from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn have been axed, it has emerged. The director was in line to bring the 70s cops, originally played by David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, back to TV for the streaming studio, in an announcement made last summer. It follows Disney’s decision to axe the director from the Guardians of the Galaxy series, after details of offensive tweets posted some years ago came to the fore thanks to a far-right activist.
The planned Lord of the Rings TV series from Amazon Studios will reportedly centre around a character fans will doubtless approve of.