Steven Spielberg has put his ambitious “Robopocalypse” movie on hold, while he gets all his ducks in line.
The science-fictioner, set to star Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, is obviously quite the pricey picture to produce. Not feeling confident it’s in the best shape it could be yet, Spielberg has opted to wait a while before putting it before the cameras.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop :
Based on the 2011 book by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse would have reunited Fox and Spielberg, who worked together on 2002’s Minority Report.
Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy said the project was “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.”
It’s unclear what project will be next for Spielberg, whose Lincoln has earned more than $145 million at the worldwide box office and is an Oscar front-runner.
Some in the industry wondered whether Spielberg would want to pursue Robopocalypse after the director’s 60 Minutes interview that aired Oct. 21, during which he said he could do an action film “in my sleep at this point in my career,” adding, “it doesn’t attract me anymore.”
Robopocalypse was to be the first producing project for Tom Rothman, the former chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment — who, months earlier, had agreed to partner with DreamWorks on the $100 million-plus production.
The project was announced in October 2010 as Spielberg’s next movie after War Horse. DreamWorks picked up the book by Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, in 2009. Drew Goddard, who wrote Cloverfield as well as The Cabin in the Woods, penned the adaptation.
Spielberg has spent 12 years trying to get “Robopocalypse” made so it makes sense he wants it to be the best film possible.
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