'Robopocalypse' Not Dead Confirms Steven Spielberg; the Director Finds a Better Way to Tell the Story

The project is only delayed by six to eight months, not indefinitely as previously reported.

Steven Spielberg reveals Robopocalypse is not dead
Steven Spielberg reveals Robopocalypse is not dead
Yesterday, we reported the unfortunate news that director Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse was being delayed indefinitely. Today, the director himself cleared the air regarding the status of his sci-fi adaptation. While there will be a delay, the project is by no means dead in the water. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, revealing that he has found a new way into the story.

"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."

Steven Spielberg estimated that there will be a delay of anywhere between six and eight months while the script is being fine-tuned. DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox have already set an April 25, 2014 release date. Perhaps the delay will push this adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel into a late 2014 release, possibly over the holidays.

Robopocalypse is in development and stars Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.



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  1. undeadslayer4

    @bawnian-dexeus how is it that expensive

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. ROFLitschristian

    Good news, everyone!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Its still odd that he can't get the money he needs. I mean, let's be real, his studios can afford it, and with his name and direction, it will all come back, and even more so now that China is opening their market for more foreign films

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Rodney Roover

    wow these guys flip flop more than Mitt Romney...

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  5. Sean

    I hope everyting for this movie moves forward, and does not get another delay.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. thedude-abides

    "I just told everybody to go find other jobs."

    Lol... Very personal and economical, indeed.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag