‘Robopocalypse’ No More: Steven Spielberg Nixes Sci-Fi Picture

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Steven Spielberg has pulled the plug on his next project.

Robopocalypse, a big-screen adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s bestselling sci-fi novel, has been postponed indefinitely, DreamWorks announced Wednesday.

According to Spielberg’s spokesperson Marvin Levy, 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.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]

Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth were reportedly in talks to star in the film.

Robopocalypse, which tells the story about life in a world dominated by robots, was slated to be Spielberg’s project following 2011’s War Horse, but the veteran director eventually chose to work on Lincoln instead.

On Thursday morning, the historical drama about the country’s 16th president received a whopping 12 Academy Award nominations, including Spielberg for best director, Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor, Sally Field for best supporting actress and Tommy Lee Jones for best supporting actor.

No new release date has been announced for Robopocalypse.

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