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Spielberg's Robopocalypse Postponed Indefinitely: But With Hope!

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Some sad news was going around that Spielberg's epic Robopocalypse adaptation was postponed indefinitely, which is usually the kiss of death in the industry.

Here's the bad news: it HAS been postponed. Here's the good news: Mr. Spielberg says he postponed it himself to start the script from scratch, to make it more manageable, and wanted the cast and crew he had assembled to go find other work until he was done.

See? Not so bad!

Here's what he said:

“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.”

We were worried there for a second! We can relax now!

Also, if you're wondering why a movie called Robopocalypse was getting out of hand, here's a synopsis:

Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines.

Sounds awwwwwwwwwesome to us — and really easy to burn through budget while making!! LOLz!

Oh, and did we mention Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Wishaw were rumored to be starring? They were — and we can only hope they'll be back!

We hope we didn't worry you too much about the project's fate!!

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Anne Hathaway Does A 180 From Les Mis, Joins Robopocalypse!

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This is FABTASTIC news, everyone!

Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse is going to be awesome, if for nothing but the fact that Spielberg is directing a movie called Robopocalypse. LOLz!

As it turns out, it looks like he's officially nabbed Anne Hathaway for the project — and she is completely nerding out about it! In a recent interview, she revealed:

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Steven Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth To Start A Robopocalypse!

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He's gonna make you a star, kid!

Oh wait, you're already a star, LOLz!!

Steven Spielberg, hard at work on storyboarding Robopocalypse, wants to cast the almighty Thor Chris Hemsworth himself!!

Yes!!

Writer Drew Goddard began inking the script before Daniel Wilson even finished the novel that was serving as the source material!

Spielberg says Robopocalypse will have similar themes to other popular sci-fi robot-y films, e.g. Matrix and Terminator.

This flick sounds amazeballz — we seriously hope Chris decides to hop onboard!

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Spielberg Talks Lincoln, Robopocalypse, Tintin Sequels, And Jurassic Park 4!

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Steven is keeping buuuuuuuuuusy!

During a recent interview, Steven Spielberg opened up about a bunch of his upcoming projects, and it sounds like he's got some fantastic stuff in the works!

Here's Steven on Lincoln and Robopocalypse (of course!):

"I just finished shooting a movie about Abraham Lincoln staring Daniel Day-Lewis which I am so deeply proud of. But because I am right in the middle of the editing of Lincoln, I’m not really going to speak and talk very much about that until the time is right to talk about it."

"And I’m making a science fiction movie probably in September called Robopocalypse based on Daniel Wilson’s book. It’s a cautionary tale about war between human beings and robots. It’s a big crowd pleaser, I think, a big action popcorn movie with a message. The message is actually in the popcorn! You have to get the popcorn, dig down deep in the bottom and there’ll be a message about what Robopocalypse is really about! And I have a couple of other plans which I don’t want to go into because they’re too far out of the horizon. But there’s a lot of work ahead, a lot of television my company is producing for some of the networks and some of the cable outlets. So I’m busy!"

More from Steven on Tintin sequels, the first of which is being directed by Peter Jackson:

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Steven Spielberg To Direct Robopocalypse

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A movie about robots?? We're in!

Steven Spielberg is set to direct Robopocalypse, a movie based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson

The movie is said to be about "exploring the fate of the human race following a robot uprising. It "embodies an imaginative story of a robot rebellion unleashed against the human race," said producer Mark Sourian. "This is a project we immediately sparked to and with Steven directing it we knew it was in the best possible hands to bring it to worldwide audiences."

The screenplay has been adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard and will be produced by DreamWorks.

Spielberg will begin shooting in January 2012 and plans to release the film in 2013.

We still don't know too much about it, but this movie sounds awesome!!

What do U think?

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The Robopocalypse Is Coming For Spielberg

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Consider yourself warned.

Dreamworks has optioned a novel by author Daniel H. Wilson entitled Robopocalypse. The novel won't hit book stores until June, but the smart folks at Dreamworks see that the future isn't zombies - it's robots - and they're jumping on the bandwagon before it even exists!

Word going around is that Steven Spielberg MAY make Robopocalypse his next project.

Here's what a source had to say on the subject:

“With DreamWorks, everything is potentially a Steven project - until it’s not. That’s why everyone’s in a frenzy trying to read it.”

We're glad to hear that, because it means that with or without Steven, this film will eventually get made, and the world will begin to realize that instead of fantasizing about a zombie takeover, they SHOULD be preparing for the imminent robot apocalypse.

We only hope that by the time this film gets released, it's not too late.

How will U prepare for the Robopocalypse?

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