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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