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Steven Spielberg Explains Why ROBOPOCALYPSE is on Hold

Yesterday we learned that Steven Spielberg's epic sci-fi film Robopocalypse was put on hold, but for some reason a lot of sites around the web reported that the project was dead. Not sure where that came from, but it's not dead, just delayed. Just to set things straight, Spielberg talked to EW explaining that the movie isn't dead, and why exactly he decided to put it on hold.

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.

Spielberg estimates that it will take six to eight months, and says that he's working on developing the film right now. The movie was originally supposed to be released on April 25th, 2014, so it looks like at this point we might not see it until October or November 2014. I'm very excited to see how this eventually turns out!

Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Wishaw were supposed to star in the film. Here's the description of the film which is based on the book by Daniel H. Wilson.

Not far into our future, the dazzling 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.

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