Apparently news of the robot rebellion’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Steven Spielberg, the man tasked with bringing Daniel Wilson’s humans vs. machines tale “Robopocalypse” to life, has now offered up an update on the film, and it’s nowhere being dead. In fact, it sounds like the end is still on track to, well, end.
In a statement following yesterday’s announcement that “Robopocalypse” had been postponed “indefinitely” (and some believed, dead), Spielberg said this:
We found that the film was costing a lot of money and I found a better way to tell the story more economically but also much more personally. I found the personal way into Robopocalypse, and so I just told everybody to go find other jobs, I’m starting on a new script and we’ll have this movie back on its feet soon.
I actually think I know how he’s going to do it. The Wilson book, while it chronicles the would-be extinction of the human race at the hands of our robot servants, is told through the point of view of a handful of characters, jumping back and forth between them to tell their individual (but connected) tales, and in doing so, the wider, global war.
So how would Spielberg do a movie that is more “economical” and at the same time more “personal”? Stick to Wilson’s POV idea, but limit it to only a few people and what happens to and around them. Off the top of my head, I can think of a couple of possible candidates: an elderly Japanese machinist and a teenage London hacker. Or a combination of the two.
Of course, the film is set to star Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, so whatever he ends up doing, it would still have to involve those two…
Via : EW