Now that he’s Mr. Big Shot Oscar Nominee Guy, Steven Spielberg isn’t as enthused as he once was to make a movie about killer robots. Thus Robopocalypse will not be his directorial follow-up to Lincoln.
The indefinite postponement is attributed to the script by Drew Goddard. A spokesman for Spielberg says the film is “too important” and the script is “just not ready.” The spokesman also adds that the current version is just too expensive to shoot causing them to rethink what is achievable.
Too expensive for Spielberg? That sounds awesome!! If you’re going to make a movie about killer robots enslaving humanity with Chris Hemsworth attached to star, it sure as fudge had better be too expensive. That’s the kind of stuff audiences like to see. Do this one and take the hit. He owes us after those Transformers movies. (THR)