It has been months since we have had an update regarding the big screen adaptation of “Robopocalypse,” the New York Times best-selling science fiction book by Daniel H. Wilson. The project was announced last year and has since been buried with some wondering if the Steven Spielberg project was dead.
Thankfully, the killer robots are still set to destroy mankind it just may be a little further down the line then initially anticipated. Spielberg initially made the announcement that his sic-fi adaptation, which he had planned to begin shooting this summer for a debut in April 2014, had been put on hold, with no details on when — or if — it might come back on the calendar. It seemed for sure that the anticipated project was heading for the cutting room floor before it even had a chance.
However, Spielberg has said that the films demise is not quite what the reporters are saying. Robopocalypse was reportedly set to begin filming using a script by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and Anne Hathaway and Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth planning to star. Spielberg assured fans that the project is far from dead and that he merely taking his time with the film.
“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,” Spielberg said. “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.”
There is no projected release date for the big screen adaptation but Spielberg estimates that the delay will only set the film back about six to eight months. He even went on to assure that he is working on the script right now with no intentions to drop the film.
“Not at all. I’m working on it as we speak,” he said.