Director Tony Scott has left Jerry Bruckheimer's "Deja Vu" due to scheduling and logistical problems.
The shooting delay left Scott having to bow out of the project, a spokesman for the director said.
Denzel Washington stars in the film originally set in San Francisco. The move out of Louisiana is expected to raise the projected $75 million price tag, Variety said.
A Bruckheimer spokesman said the film will probably start shooting in January but could start sooner depending on when a new director is found.
"Deja Vu" is about an FBI agent who travels through time to prevent a murder.