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January 09 2013

Robopocalypse postponed indefinitely. The Drew Goddard penned film, which was set to be Steven Spielberg's next film with Chris Hemsworth in talks to star in, has been put on hold over budget and script concerns.

Disapointing to hear.
That's too bad. :(
Drew will bounce back, a guy that talented isn't going anywhere.
I wonder if the 'put on hold' has been catalysed by Spielberg wanting to do Star Wars.

[ edited by Bluey on 2013-01-10 09:08 ]
I bet Spielberg agreed to direct it just to get his Lincoln film made. But now that Lincoln is such a big commercial success he doesn't feel the need to do it. I'm not worried about Drew, that guy is too talented to not succeed. Maybe this free's him up to join SHIELD.
Aw, dammit. I love sci fi, robots, and Drew Goddard. That Spielberg kid's alright too. ;) Hopefully Drew will find something else cool soon!
Spielberg issued comments to 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, Spielberg said. I found the personal way into Robopocalypse, and so I just told everybody to go find other jobs, Im starting on a new script and well have this movie back on its feet soon.


I'm glad it's still on then!!!

I was really looking forward to see another Drew and Chris Hemsworth collaboration, and then adding Spielberg and Hathaway to the mix??? I'm definitely excited for this film when it comes out.
The comments that Spielberg made on the film make it seem that Spielberg is personally rewriting the script for the movie. What does that mean for Drew Goddard? Is he still the credited writer for the film or was Goddard the one to pitch him on making it more personal?
If its made Goddard will probably still have a credit the same way Zak Penn was credited for The Avengers. Its all contracts stuff and why you often see 3 or more writers credited for movies.

[ edited by eddy on 2013-01-12 00:42 ]

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