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Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse' Put On Hold

Book cover of Robopocalypse along with Steven Spielberg

The genius filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, grabbed the exclusive movie rights to the best-selling book, Robopocalypse.  In Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson creates a futuristic world in which artificial intelligence release a virus, ultimately leading to the planet’s network of machines to violently turn on the human race.

As of today, it looks like the Robopocalypse author will have to put his dreams on hold- or at least wait until the theatrical release hopefully by the end of  2014.

At first, The Hollywood Reporter released a story saying that Spielberg had completely canceled his plans to shoot the cautionary sci-fi tale. However, that is not the case, so, for those of you already anticipating the movie release, Robopocalypse is now back into development.

After weeks of planning and preparing for the filming of the sci-fi thriller, Spielberg’s reasoning behind delaying filming comes from a number of concerns. Spielberg concluded that the script was not ready and the budget, which was estimated for $160 million, is actually overestimated. Spielberg’s own DreamWorks Studios and 20th Century Fox are said to be co-financing Robopocalypse, but I’m sure they will be happy to save a million or two on the production.

If I haven’t drawn you in with the plot, maybe I can entice you with a name worthy cast? Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) is set to star in the film.  Along with the starlet, the handsome Chris Hemsworth (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Avengers) also has a lead role.

How does the plot sound to you? Basically, anything directed by Spielberg is highly ingenious, so I’m sure Robopocalypse will top the box office.  Hopefully Robopocalypse the movie and Robopocalypse the book won’t disappoint audiences. Will you be in line at the book store or theater? 

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