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.