Robopocalypse was one of those films that was shaping up nicely, when we first heard about it last year. The ever reliable Steven Spielberg was on board to direct, and had managed to snatch up Anne Hathaway and Liam Hemsworth for the project as well.
Well in the immortal words of Idris Elba from the Pacific Rim trailer, it looks like the apocalypse might need to be cancelled, as Robopocalypse won’t be arriving any time soon.
Originally meant to start filming this year, Spielberg believes that film needs more work, specifically in the script department and has thus put the project on indefinite hold.According to spokesperson Martin Levy via THR, the film as it is is ”too important and the script is not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what is possible.”
Or in other words, the script from Drew “Cabin in the woods” Goddard is going to get one hell of a rewrite in order to be more economical. As for Spielberg, that delay opens up part of his hectic schedule, as he was to start work on it after Lincoln.
Maybe that eleventh nomination for a Director’s Guild of America award can keep him busy in the interim. Or better yet, maybe a new film project could capture his attention instead. Cough! Jurassic Park 4! Cough!