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Steven Spielberg shelves 'Robopocalypse'


Steven Spielberg has pulled the plug on his planned big-screen adaptation of "Robopocalypse."

Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth had been cast in the movie version of Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling sci-fi novel about a war between humans and robots. The project has been postponed indefinitely, with a spokesperson for the director's DreamWorks Studios telling E! News that production stalled because the script was not ready.

Spielberg's camp is now "reconsidering their options" for bringing the futuristic story to cinemas. Production on "Robopocalypse" was due to begin this spring ahead of a 2014 release. Even without a new film to make, the legendary director has plenty to keep him busy as awards season kicks off in Hollywood. His latest release, "Lincoln," received 12 Oscar nominations Thursday and 10 nominations Wednesday from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards.

Jan 11, 2013 9:07AM
Too bad, I enjoyed the book and was looking forward to seeing it brought to life by Spielberg.
Jan 11, 2013 8:54AM
Sounds like another terminator in which case he should hire Arnold...
Who needs a "script" anyway?  These sci-fi movies are all the same ol' same ol', cookie-cutter nonsense anyway.  It is true that "there is no new thing under the sun," but can't somebody at least TRY to think of something different?
Jan 11, 2013 9:29AM
keep recycling the same crap hollywood.
I'm not impressed by him.  spielberg creeps me out.
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