Steven Spielberg Addresses "Greatly Exaggerated" ROBOPOCALYPSE Delay

The recent Oscar-nominated director comments on the delay of his upcoming sci-fi adaptation Robopocalypse, saying that reports on it have been "greatly exaggerated" and that production may be delayed by just a few months.

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By Paul Romano - 1/10/2013


Last night, it was reported that production for Steven Spielberg's return to sci-fi, an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse, was delayed indefinitely. It was said that the film was too expensive to produce without the right script. Now, speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Spielberg (who's currently celebrating his latest Best Director Oscar nomination, among the 12 nominations for Lincoln) discusses the delay, saying that reports on the news have been "greatly exaggerated". "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." Chris Hemsworth (Marvel's The Avengers), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) were all signed on to star, with production originally planned for an early 2013 and a release in April 2014. Spielberg isn't sure when exactly they'll begin shooting, but he estimates a 6-8 month delay. He also confirms that he isn't dropping the project. "Not at all. I’m working on it as we speak," he said. While Robopocalypse was originally intended to be Spielberg's next movie, it's possible that he may work on the Biblical epic Gods & Kings for Warner Bros. in the mean time.









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charlie2094 - 1/10/2013, 2:08 PM
So Nolan takes over Interstellar...and now this is delayed by about 8 months? Is there maybe some other reason for this or does he just want to focus on Gods and Kings? Seems to be cleaning up his plate a bit.

Glad to hear it's not delayed by much though! Enjoyed the book, which I didn't actually expect. It's a story thats been done before, but the way in which it was told was very different and was generally just a great take on that story. Can't wait to see what Spielberg does with this, he's a brilliant director.
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 1/10/2013, 2:09 PM
GOOD. More robots please.
Shamo - 1/10/2013, 2:33 PM
Nolan > Spielberg.
Blitzed - 1/10/2013, 2:38 PM
@Shamo Nolan would smack you for writting that.
Shamo - 1/10/2013, 2:51 PM
@Blitzed i've seen his Batman trilogy. so if thats his idea of what fights are supposed to look like then he definitely doesn't wanna raise a hand against me.
AUSSYACE - 1/10/2013, 3:05 PM
What the hell is it about...

I enjoy Sci Fi so I will most definetly check it out regardless even as a rental...
Blitzed - 1/10/2013, 3:54 PM
@Shamo LOL! Can't argue with that!
gambgel - 1/10/2013, 5:47 PM
all the respect to Spielberg, but Im glad about this news.

Less competition for X-men: Days of future past :D

the less apocaliptic movies on 2014, the better
ricko8687 - 1/10/2013, 5:48 PM
Spielberg working with Warner Bros on a project maybe Justice League LOL
rock209 - 1/10/2013, 5:52 PM
Damn it i just read the book
pepe - 1/11/2013, 7:48 AM
What a retard. Its all about Zombies today... Robots?

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