Apparently, the studio has pulled the plug rather than recast the film.
It looks like the actress would rather star in Warner Bros.' Gravity from Children of Men's Alfonso Cuarón. It is based on a script he wrote with his 28-year-old son, Jonás.
The project had been set up at Universal, with Jolie in the starring role, but then Gravity was put in turnaround.
In the film, Jolie would be playing "the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter." Warners picked it up and it is going to be produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Legendary Pictures.