Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse Gets Postponed Indefinitely

Robopocalypse Novel RobotOriginally set for 2014 with Steven Spielberg directing, and Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway starring, it appears mankind will be spared the robot uprising for a few more years … if not longer.

News from Hollywood has Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse”, based on the novel by Daniel Wilson, being “postponed for an indefinite time”. This is no Internet scuttlebutt, either. Spielberg’s own spokesman Marvin Levy confirmed the delay, saying about the would-be expensive sci-fi action movie:

[Robopocalypse] 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.

This news comes on the heels of Spielberg, who is currently doing the awards circuit with “Lincoln”, recently telling the television program “60 Minutes” that he had grown tired of directing action movies. “Robopocalypse”, if it got made, would definitely qualify as an “action movie”. A big-budget, sci-fi action movie spectacular, if you will.

I mean, we are talking about full-blown war between humans and machines. Yes, it’s essentially “The Terminator”, except this time we get to see when Skynet first revolted and started massacring us poor humans. “Robopocalypse” is also one of those movies that Spielberg could direct half-asleep with one hand tied behind his back. It’s “War of the Worlds” with a heavy dose of “A.I.”.

In any case, that 2014 release date? I think it’s safe to erase it off the schedule … unless they can get a new director onboard fast and somehow keep Hemsworth and Hathaway at the same time. That’s a pretty tall order for a film that’s going to be expensive as hell to make.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise on the set of War of the Worlds (2004) Movie Image

Via : THR