‘Robopocalypse’ shelved, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, Steven Spielberg project just ‘too expensive’

The DreamWorks film “Robopocalypse,” with distribution from Fox and Disney, was set to hit theaters in 2014,but now is being postponed for an indefinite time.

UPDATE: Steven Spielberg has quickly come forward with an update.

Here’s a quote from EW:

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.


The Steven Spielberg sci-fi action film with Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth attached as stars, appears to have gotten too expensive.

Based on the 2011 book by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse would have reunited Fox and Spielberg, who worked together on 2002’s Minority Report.

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.”

It’s unclear what project will be next for Spielberg, whose Lincoln has earned more than $145 million at the worldwide box office and is an Oscar front-runner.

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