03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Polanski's $100 M "Pompeii" Halted For Strike Fears

Director Roman Polanski has pulled out of the $100 million "Pompeii," and preparations on the big-budget epic have been indefinitely halted, due to fears that the looming actors strike could derail the project, producer Robert Benmussa said Tuesday.

Benmussa, producer Alain Sarde and Summit Intl., which is repping worldwide sales, noted in a statement that production requires principal photography to take place during the summer in Europe, which could cause lensing to be delayed into the fall.

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