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Steven Spielberg's Sci-Fi Project 'Robopocalypse' Put on Hold Indefinitely

January 10, 2013 (2:40 am) GMT
'The script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce,' so Spielberg's spokesman explains the reason behind the sudden delay.

Bad news has arrived for fans who are eager to see Steven Spielberg's next creation, "". The big project, which was originally set to grace theaters Stateside sometime in 2014, has now been put on hold for an indefinite time, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Explaining the sudden postponement, Spielberg's representative Marvin Levy says that the sci-fi project is "too important and the script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce." He explains further, "It's back to the drawing board to see what is possible."

With "Robopocalypse" being put on hold, it is now unclear what Spielberg will do for his follow-up project after "", which has nabbed more than $145 million worldwide. The sci-fi film was set to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox and would mark the director's reunion with Fox after their partnership in 2002's "Minority Report".

"Robopocalypse", which has already tapped , and , was first announced in October 2010 as Spielberg's next project after "". Drew Goddard served as the scribe, adapting the story from Daniel H. Wilson's 2011 book of the same name. The production was originally set to kick off in January 2012, but was delayed due to Spielberg's busy schedule with "Lincoln".

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