After the announcement that Christopher Nolan may be taking over the reigns of Interstellar, a project that was previously being circled by Steven Spielberg, it is now being announced that Spielberg has put his latest project, the supposedly ‘go’ picture Robopocalypse on hold for the time being.
The main reason for the delay is said to be to work further on the script, which is yet to “be cracked” as Spielberg put it. I’ve never read the book by Daniel H. Wilson, but every review I’ve read on it says the book is terrible, so I always assumed he was taking the basic concept and running somewhere else with it.
The Cabin in the Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard wrote the script that is being re-tooled at the moment. The film was going to star Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, but with the delay, that might change by the time the movie actually happens.
Recently, Spielberg has expressed interest in stepping away from action films and moving toward more dramas like Lincoln, but many are already speculating with this lull, he will have time to direct Star Wars Episode VII but I personally wouldn’t count on that happening. Only time will tell what will happen, and if anyone has the power and money to decide not to make something, it’s Spielberg.