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Scheduled to begin shooting in 2014, it seems that Robocalypse, despite the project being delayed by director Spielberg himself, will go underway with Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway in the leading roles.

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RobopocalypseRobopocalypseWhen the word came out that Steven Spielberg will make his return to the sci-fi genre to direct Robocalypse everyone was positively excited, because his voyages in the world of science fiction are very well thought-through and offer different perspective. They are not the standard action set a few years in the future when people have found simply faster and noisier ways to kill each other. Instead, they are full of insight and personal way to tell the story.

This might prove to be the very reason why the adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel was postponed indefinitely. When the production of the movie was originally announced, Drew Goddard was hired to create the script. Initially, his work was praised, Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth were cast for the leading roles and everything seemed to be moving on schedule, with the buzz building on.

If Goddard‘s script was anything like the books, one could expect something along the lines seen in Terminator and Matrix. Vast network of machines controlled by artificial intelligence turns against humanity, mayhem ensues. That, paired with the overblown budget, made Steven Spielberg to put the production of Robocalypse to a halt.

Mr Spielberg said recently: “We found that the movie was costing a lot of money and I found a better way to tell the story, more economically but also more personally. I found my personal way into Robocalypse […] I’m stating on a new script and we’ll have this movie back on its feet soon.”

With this coming from the mouth of someone like Spielberg, one can only wait in eager anticipation.