Benedict Cumberbatch leaves Guillermo del Toro for the Lost City of Z

The reason for Benedict Cumberbatch's departure from Guillermo del Toro's long-awaited horror movie Crimson Peak has finally been revealed. Cumberbatch is going to explore the Amazon in the film adaptation of The Lost City of Z novel by David Grann.

The Guardian is reporting that everyone's favorite actor The Batch has finally revealed that he left Crimson Peak to star in the 1920s exploration flick directed by James Gray (We Own the Night).

The film focuses on the British Army Colonel Percy Fawcett who mysteriously disappeared while searching for the mythical City of Z. Here's the full synopsis from the novel:

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Cumberbatch will play Percy Fawcett — fingers crossed for old timey safari hats and khaki shorts.