CHUD’s Russ Fischer and Cinematical’s Kim Voynar are both reporting that Vadim Perlman won’t be directing an Atlas Shrugged feature (a deal initially reported by Variety‘s Michael Fleming in September ’07) with Angelina Jolie in the lead role — a dicey-sounding prospect to start with, given the likely length and breadth of it.

Voynar has written that she “can say with as much certainty as one can possibly have about a situation like this that the decision to step down was on Perelman’s side.”