Spielberg to 'Rewrite' ROBOPOCALYPSE, Continue with Production
"I don't have anything else," Spielberg candidly told Showbiz 411 last night. "I looked at ROBOPOCALYPSE and realized it just needed a new script. We know now what the story should be, so we'll rewrite the script. And make it."
It was previously reported that the acclaimed director, who is just coming off of Disney's LINCOLN, wanted a bit of time off before tackling the mega-budget film. Then, The Hollywood Reporter 'confirmed' that Spielberg was postponing the project indefinitely.
This week, Marvin Levy, Spielberg's spokesman said the film 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."
ROBOPOCALYPSE, which was to begin production this spring and star Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth, was written by Drew Goddard, and based on the novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. Dreamworks acquired the rights to Wilson's unpublished manuscript in November 2009. Published by Doubleday on June 8, 2011, the book soon appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list.