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‘Robopocalypse’ Is Cancelled Indefinitely

RobopocalypseAfter all of the casting rumours and the hard work Spielberg has put in to the adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, ROBOPOCALYPSE, on hold indefinitely amid concerns over having to rush the film to finish it by its 25th April 2014 release date. The film would have seen Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Whishaw as humans battling a robotic uprising. Mark Levy, a spokesman for Spielberg, said the film was:

“…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 is possible.”

Spielberg took his time with his most recent epic, LINCOLN, which took around ten years to make it to the big screen. Hopefully ROBOPOCALYPSE wont take that long, but with other robot films making waves perhaps ROBOPOCALYPSE will benefit from some downtime. For now, Spielberg may concentrate on his biblical epic GODS AND KINGS which focuses on Moses, but will face stiff competition from Ridley Scott’s similarly themed EXODUS. But when have similar ideas ever put Hollywood off?

LINCOLN is released in the UK 25th January 2013. It stars Daniel Day Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, David Starthairn, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Luke likes many things, films and penguins being among them. He's loved films since the age of 9, when STARGATE and BATMAN FOREVER changed the landscape of modern cinema as we know it. His love of film extends to all aspects of his life, with trips abroad being planned around film locations and only buying products featured in Will Smith movies. His favourite films include SEVEN SAMURAI, PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, IN BRUGES, LONE STAR, GODZILLA, and a thousand others.

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