Back in 2012, Steven Spielberg was set to direct an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse. But a year later, Spielberg delayed the project and put it back in development, with no dedicated timeframe for getting the film made. If you were wondering what it might have (or might still) look like, new concept art shows us some of the character and tech designs intended for the film.
The decisions of directors often impact their colleagues, especially when they're working in close proximity to similar material, so it makes sense to think that perhaps Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' influenced Steven Spielberg's decision to place 'Robopocalypse' on indefinite hold. However, this "hold" may not be what it seems, according to recent statements by Spielberg.
Though both Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway seemed to be set as the leads, and the film had a release date of April 25, 2014, it looks like Steven Spielberg's adaptation of 'Robopocalypse' is going to be put on hold for an indefinite period of time.
Anne Hathaway had been rumored to be joining Steven Spielberg's next film, 'Robopocalypse,' though there was never any formal word on her involvement. Well, today we get formal word from a most official source: Anne Hathaway, who confirms she will, in fact, star in 'Robopocalypse.'
As Steven Spielberg puts his final touches on this year's 'Lincoln,' it looks like he'll be jumping straight into 'Robopocalypse.' We get that impression because - for the second day in the row - casting news is starting to break on the project. The latest rumored lead: Ben Whishaw.
We haven't heard much about Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse' since it was announced that Chris Hemsworth was talking about joining the cast, but now it seems the film is adding more talent in front of and behind the camera. Anne Hathaway is supposedly circling the female lead, while Tom Rothman is in talks to produce the film.
Chris Hemsworth certainly knows how to keep busy. Amidst his duties as Thor in the upcoming 'Thor: The Dark World,' and 'The Avengers 2' (whenever that happens), he may be on the rope for a 'Snow White and the Huntsman' sequel, and now has signed on for Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse.'
After the massive success of 'The Avengers,' Fox and Disney have decided to shift their schedule around a bit, moving Steven Spielberg's robot epic to April 25, 2014 -- the same weekend that 'The Avengers' released this year.