News broke from THR, where it was reported that Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse was currently “too expensive to produce” and that “the script is not ready.”
The movie was expected to be a Summer blockbuster in 2014.
Spielberg made a statement as to why the project fell apart.
“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.”
While Spielberg remains optimistic, it appears that we won’t see Robopocalypse in the theaters anytime soon. Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway were attached to star in the film.
Robopocalypse was a New York Times best selling science fiction book written by Daniel H. Wilson back in 2011.
The plot takes place in the not too distant future, where the technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines.