I mean, after directing three movies in two years, the man deserves a break!
And breaking news it is. Word has it that Steven Spielberg has decided to delay the epic undertaking that is ROBOPOCALYPSE, which had a planned release for April of 2014. Fatigue is likely the main cause for the push back, especially all the demands (on and off-set) for LINCOLN, his Best Picture nominee. However, Spielberg isn't ditching ROBOPOCALYPSE (yet?), but simply feels too rushed for such an expensive endeavor.
As for stars Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, they'll either have to wait until ROBOPOCALYPSE is ready, or move on entirely. Also, there's been rumbling that another script at Warner Bros. called GODS AND KINGS may draw Steven's attention first. The underlying sentiment being that there's no rush for ROBOPOCALYPSE.
Speaking of, based on the Daniel H. Wilson bestseller:
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
Stay tuned in for more.