Steven Spielberg Indefinitely Postpones 'Robopocalypse'

January 10, 2013


In as much as the inevitable violent uprising and global domination of sentient robots ever can be postponed, Steven Spielberg has done so.

THR reports Spielberg (Hook) indefinitely postponed his adaptation of Robopocalypse, a film that was to be exactly what it sounds like it would be.

Though Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth were already attached to star, a spokesman for Spielberg claims Drew Goddard's script "is not ready," and that the project is "too important" to just rush out there, at least not without first considering whether we could be the architects of our own undoing by giving the automatons ideas. Beyond that, it also turns out there's been a lot of inflation since I, Robot, and the film would reportedly be prohibitively expensive to shoot , and thus it's "back to the drawing board to see what is possible." Like, is it possible that forcing robots into servitude could instill a malevolence in their cold, unfeeling robo-hearts? Is it possible we could accidentally elect an android president, allowing him to reshape government with the same ease with which he crushes skulls in his claw hands? Etc.

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