Spielberg’s ROBOPOCALYPSE On Indefinite Hold

Sci-fi epic falls into development hell.

According to a report over at The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ has been put on indefinite hold.

Talking to trade on behalf of the filmmaker, spokesman Marvin Levy said that the project was “too important and the script is not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what is possible.”

Penned by ‘Cabin in the Woods’ scribe Drew Goddard, the screenplay is based on the 2011 novel by Daniel H. Wilson and explores the fate of the human race in a future that is controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos.

The project was set to star Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Whishaw.