Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse postponed ‘indefinitely’

Sci-fi epic has been shelved

Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse has been shelved ‘for an indefinite time’, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The sci-fi epic was tentatively scheduled for a 2014 release, and had Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw attached to star.

Martin Levy, Spielberg’s spokesman, called the project “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’s possible.”

It’s not clear what Spielberg’s next project will be, but the director is currently riding on a high, with Lincoln the front-runner for awards success. The presidential biopic leads the 2013 Bafta nominations with 10 nods, and is expected to be equally celebrated in the Oscar nominations which are announced today.

While we’d never turn down the opportunity to see a huge-scale actioner directed by Steven Spielberg, we’ve always been a bit put off by that virtually unsayable title.

Whatever Spielberg does next - historical biopic, grand-scale adventure, documentary on potato farming - you can guarantee we’ll be at the front of the queue. Heck, even his re-releases (Jurassic Park in IMAX 3D!) are more exciting than your average multiplex fodder.

Are you sad to hear that Robopocalypse has been postponed? Hoping it gets moving again in the future? Spill below.


    • ilikescifi

      Jan 10th 2013, 12:03

      I like it when they postpone films that need more work, it gives me hope there is some integrity in the blockbuster machine. Looking forward to this whenever

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    • alexr

      Jan 10th 2013, 16:24

      So, has that cleared Spielberg's slate for Episode VIII duties?

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    • alexr

      Jan 10th 2013, 16:25

      Sorry, I mean Episode VII - I get so confused with all the sodding Roman numerals...

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 10th 2013, 19:18

      Pity I was excited about this.

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