A knee injury sustained by actor Christian Bale has led to Fox postponing production on its upcoming adventure The Deep Blue Good-by.

41-year-old Bale tore his anterior cruciate ligament while at home in Los Angeles, according to Variety.

The Deep Blue Good-By is based on the books by John D. MacDonald. They follow Travis McGee (who will be played by Bale), a "salvage consultant" who recovers other people's property for a fee and gets in trouble fighting bad guys, all the while wooing women.

Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) has written the script for the project, while James Mangold will direct.

Filming on the movie was scheduled to start over the summer.