Fans of Daniel F. Wilson’s book will be bummed to hear that Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Robopocalypse has been delayed for an indefinite period of time.
The film was full steam ahead, and it was reported that Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth were in line to star, but it’s hit a major snag.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy said the project 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.’”
Written by super nerd Wilson, who has a PHD in Robotics, Robopocalypse tells the story of the origins of the robot uprising that laid waste to humankind. It overlaps several stories of people who have managed to survive and who are instrumental in human rebellion against their evil robotic overlords.
The extremely talented Drew Goddard of Cloverfield and The Cabin in the Woods fame penned the adaptation, so it comes as a surprise that the script isn’t up to snuff. We’ll have to see what happens. But for now, the rest assured, the robots are at peace and you can use all electronics without getting maimed.