Robocalypse was supposed to be Steven Spielberg‘s big budget sci-fi film, but recently it was put on hold. The movie was scheduled to start shooting this spring, apparently Spielberg just wants more time develop it correctly. The project isn’t dead, it will only take a little more time to get to the big screen. Spielberg still plans to direct it, the famous director’s spokesman, Marvin Levy, released a statement saying, the movie is “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.”
The upcoming film is an adaptation of the novel ‘Robopocalypse’ written by Daniel H. Wilson, while the screenplay was penned by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield). The story focuses on a battle for survival after mankind generates its first mass intelligence computer brain only to see it escape. Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) were set to star in it.
Although the film has been slated for an April 25, 2014 release, Spielberg has put the movie on indefinite hold.
Daniel H. Wilson published his famous science fiction novel in 2011, the story is officially described as follows:
“In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the advanced technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites – which will be later known as Zero Hour – humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…”