Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse postponed 'indefinitely'

News Ryan Lambie 10 Jan 2013 - 07:20

The brakes have been applied to Steven Spielberg's sci-fi film Robopocalypse, as news of its postponement emerges...

It's quite a morning for science fiction news, with the reports that Christopher Nolan is in talks to direct the time and space-travel movie Interstellar. At almost the same time, the news came through that Steven Spielberg's planned adaptation of Robopocalypse has been postponed - perhaps even indefinitely.

The word is that, although Spielberg intended to start on Robopocalypse after War Horse, he instead made the biopic Lincoln instead - apparently because of issues with Robopocalypse's script and budget.

"The script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce," Spielberg's representative Marvin Levy told the Hollywood Reporter. "It's back to the drawing board to see what's possible."

Robopocalypse was intended for a release in spring 2014 (delayed from 2013), with Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth attached. Although it's possible that Robopocalypse might resurface in the future, we're not holding our breath - Spielberg has said in interviews that action filmmaking "doesn't attract me anymore", which suggests that neither DreamWorks nor director are particularly interested in making it. 

If the situation changes, we'll be sure to let you know.

Hollywood Reporter

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Go on Steve, do the next Star Wars film!
YOLO

..and the world sighs with relief.

I'd really, really love to see a Spielberg directed Star Wars movie!

Yep. Not a good book. In fact needed the kind of reshaping World War Z got.

It is interesting timing isn't it? Oh I'm sure it's entirely coincidental but Episode 7 must be starting to ramp up about now, no director has been announced, Kathleen Kennedy is running the show... Ah well, a geek can dream right?

The teaser pic up there says "OBOPOCALYPS".
It just doesn't make any sense, unless you have something against wind instruments.

The mildly melancholy sound lulls you into a trance, then it STRIKES!

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