In a story from Variety, Disney's has halted development of Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride.

The Touchstone Pictures sequel was slated to begin production by next summer. Walt Becker was returning as director, and John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy were coming back as biker pals in midlife crisis.

Wild Hogs original writer Brad Copeland had penned the sequel script, and new writers were about to come on board. Then word came down that the movie wasn't going to get made. None of the actors involved in this project were pay or play.

Nobody knows for certain why Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride was scrapped, "but the understanding in the community is that getting a production start on a film in the Mouse House will be a big challenge if it doesn't squarely fit the Disney family branded model."

Things get even harder for Touchstone films, which are meant to be edgier.

Evan Jacobs