News of an indefinite delay on Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse would have been devastating to the project, but it turns out the film might not be in that much trouble. With stars Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway set to begin filming in the Spring, slight problems with the Drew Goddard script, which is based on Daniel H. Wilson‘s popular sci-fi novel, prompted Spielberg and his team to halt production indefinitely until they could figure out the problems with it.
However, Spielberg says things have been blown out of proportion and even though the delay is real, the movie will commence production before too much time elapses.
The root of the problem was that the script was calling for a lot of money to be spend, so Spielberg wants to find a way to make a film with a more economically friendly script that is also more personal.
Here’s what Spielberg told EW:
We found that the film was costing a lot of money and I found a better way to tell the story more economically but also much more personally. I found the personal way into Robopocalypse, and so I just told everybody to go find other jobs, I’m starting on a new script and we’ll have this movie back on its feet soon.
How soon is soon? Well, word is that production will be pushed back 6 to 8 months. But anything could happen, so there is a possibility that it could be sooner than that or worse case, later. But the idea behind these changes is so that he can make the script more personal and affordable.