It was less than a month ago that Hailee Steinfeld signed on to join Vince Vaughn for the graphic novel adaptation, Term Life. Today, Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has cancelled plans for the project altogether.
Peter Billingsley was attached to helm the adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel. Published in 2011, the original action thriller was the creation of A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow and features the following official synopsis:
If Nick Barrow can stay alive for 21 days, he’ll die happy. Everyone Nick knows wants him dead; Mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops. Performing the last act of a desperate man, Nick takes out a million dollar insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter. The problem? The policy doesn’t take effect for 21 days. Nick knows they’ll be lucky to be alive for twenty-one hours.
Whether or not the property finds a home somewhere else remains to be seen.