Spielberg’s ROBOPOCALYPSE Is No Longer Nigh

The robot war movie has dropped off the director's plate for the foreseeable future.

Steven Spielberg was gearing up to get back into big scifi with Robopocalypse, an adaptation of a silly book about a war with robots. Drew Goddard, who co-wrote and directed Cabin in the Woods, was writing the script, and Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth were in talks to star. It was all going so well... until today.

The film has suddenly been shelved. Spielberg's spokesman Martin Levy said that the script wasn't ready and that, with the budget being what it was - $160 million - it wasn't deemed wise to move forward. What a shockingly reasonable thing to happen. The script doesn't feel like it's been cracked? Don't make the movie yet! It's as easy as that, Hollywood.

Now we can begin wondering what Spielberg's next project will be. Many hope that the scifi bug still has him and that it'll be Interstellar. Others, surely, believe this is a sign he'll be directing Episode VII (how have we still not heard who is directing that?). I'm wondering what's next for Drew Goddard - hopefully more directing.