When Steven Spielberg added Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw and Anne Hathaway to the cast of Robopocalypse last autumn, the stated plan was to start shooting the movie this March, with a release date set of April 25th, 2014. However THR reveals that the director has now put the entire movie on indefinite hold.
Spielberg’s spokesperson, Marvin Levy, says, “(It 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.”
The screenplay adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s sci-fi novel was written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). It isn’t known if Dreamworks is seeking new writers. The film is set during the aftermath of a robotic uprising, focusing on how humanity has adapted after the machines took over.
We’ll have to wait and see if this means Spielberg will take on a different project instead of Robopocalyse while he waits for the huge sci-fi project to be ready.