Robopocalypse Not Dead Confirms Steven Spielberg; the Director Finds a Better Way to Tell the Story
Yesterday, we reported the unfortunate news that director Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse was being delayed indefinitely. Today, the director himself cleared the air regarding the status of his sci-fi adaptation. While there will be a delay, the project is by no means dead in the water. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, revealing that he has found a new way into the story.
"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."
Steven Spielberg estimated that there will be a delay of anywhere between six and eight months while the script is being fine-tuned. DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox have already set an April 25, 2014 release date. Perhaps the delay will push this adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel into a late 2014 release, possibly over the holidays.