Nearly two years ago, back in January 2013, DreamWorks indefinitely delayed director Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, which was slated to be his next film at the time. The filmmaker insisted shortly thereafter that the project is not completely dead, but, at the same time, we haven't heard any updates since then. Today, we have word from author Daniel H. Wilson, who wrote the book that this project is adapted from, that there is still hope Robopocalypse may see the light of day.
"It's basically in the queue as far as I know. You know, Spielberg has other movies that he's directing right now. But Robopocalypse has certainly been worked on. I'm sure that Dreamworks is still very excited about it. That's what all indications are."
Steven Spielberg is currently directing the Untitled Cold War Thriller with Tom Hanks, slated for release in October 2015, and then he will move on to The BFG, which will hit theaters in July 2016. We also reported in April that he is producing and may direct The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Daniel H. Wilson revealed that he will wait patiently for the adaptation to get off the ground.
"It's just about being patient, you know? I think one of the films on Spielberg's slate is The BFG, and that's been floating around for about ten years! I don't really know what a timeline is, but that's certainly normal. So I'm just being patient and working on all my projects. It would be some wonderful bonus points if that ever comes together."
Before the film was delayed indefinitely, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were attached to star in this sci-fi drama, which explores the state of humanity after a global robot uprising decimates society.