[image: Pierce Brosnan at Versailles during filming. Via Instagram.]Paramount Pictures has pulled the historical fantasy The Moon and the Sun from its release schedule
only three weeks before it was meant to hit theaters.
The film, based on a bestselling novel of the same name, stars Pierce Brosnan as Louis XIV; the plot of the film revolves around Louis XIV's decision to capture a mermaid (played by Fan Bingbing) in order to gain immortality by stealing her life force.
The Moon and the Sun was originally slated to be released on April 10th. Paramount Pictures has not announced a new release date for the film
. According to Hollywood Reporter, "one source close to the film" has said that the special effects for the movie are taking longer than anticipated, and that it may be released in the summer of 2015. Paramount's decision marks the second film featuring Louis XIV to be pulled from its American release date this year.
Earlier in 2015, the more traditional historical film A Little Chaos,
starring Alan Rickman as the famous Sun King, was pulled from its American theater release. Louis XIV just can't catch a break![source: information from Hollywood Reporter, write-up is my own]