Well, this is upsetting. Recently, Steven Spielberg has been getting ready to film the upcoming post-apocalyptic blockbuster Robopocalypse, which is set up at DreamWorks. The director had put together an all star cast, with Chris Hemsworth set to star and Anne Hathaway and Ben Wishaw landing supporting roles. For a while, everything looked great and it was all coming together wonderfully. This week though, sources close to the film have put a damper on all that, telling us that the project 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.”
I can’t exactly say I’m surprised, but I am upset. The target release date of April 2014 is probably out of the question now and it may be some time before we see the Drew Goddard scripted film, if we even see it at all. Daniel H. Wilson’s novel of the same name, which the film is based on, is an excellent read which has many a fan excited to see it on the big screen. It’s really a shame that just when everything was coming together so well it all had to be halted. Spielberg has a lot on his plate and it’s very possible that Robopocalypse will simply get lost in limbo as the director moves on to something else.
That being said, from what we’re hearing, it’s not that the studio doesn’t want it made, they just want to put a bit more time into it and not rush the thing. After all, it’s a $100 million plus production, so rushing it wouldn’t be wise. At this point, all we can do is wait but if I was a betting man, I would say that this isn’t the last we’ve heard of Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse.