Steven Spielberg‘s The BFG hit theaters this weekend and landed with a “gigantic” thud. The $140 million Roald Dahl adaptation earned a measly $19.6 million in its opening weekend, which is a huge disappointment anyway you look at it. Is Spielberg, credited for creating the summer blockbuster with 1975’s Jaws, no longer the big box office draw that he once was?
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Back in 2013, Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson‘s “Robopocalypse” was indefinitely postponed by DreamWorks and the director. Due to script and budget issues, Spielberg didn’t feel the project was ready to go. We haven’t heard much about the project’s status since then, but now screenwriter Drew Goddard looks back on the experience, and offers up a small glimmer of hope that it could still happen.
Read his positive thoughts on the project after the jump.
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Steven Spielberg big screen adaptation of Robopocalypse has been in the works for years now. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard based on the Daniel H. Wilson novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about “a global war between man and machine.” In 2012 it was supposed to be the filmmaker’s next movie, but in early 2013 the film was pushed back to development status with no indication of what the future might hold.
We’ve gotten numerous updates on the big blockbuster film over the years, all of which insist that Spielberg will eventually get to the movie, someday. We’ve even gotten a glimpse at possible storyboards for robot chase sequence from the film. Today, we get another glimpse at the movie, in the form of concept art. Hit the jump to take a look.
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What’s up with the Steven Spielberg film Robopocalypse? At one point it was all set to be his next film, but that was back in 2012. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard as Daniel H. Wilson wrote his novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about — as the title implies — “a global war between man and machine.” But in early 2013 the film was pushed back to development status, with no indication of what the future might hold. Now there’s a small Robopocalypse status update from Wilson. Read More »
In some alternate universe, Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi action film Robopocalypse is one of the films people are putting on their 2013 best-of lists. Way back in 2011, the film was supposed to open in July 2013. It was then bumped to 2014, and finally the film was delayed indefinitely. Sad for fans of Spielberg and sci-fi, but even with the delay there was some pre-production work done on the film. One website claims to have found some storyboards made for Robopocalypse which illustrate a pretty impressive robot vs. robot fight followed by a chase through the woods. Check them out below. Read More »
One of the big stories this week was that Robopocalypse, believed to be the next film from Steven Spielberg, had been put on indefinite hold. Problems with cracking the story, based on the novel by Daniel Wilson and scripted by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods) had led to the delay, and the wording of the report made the film appear to be not only delayed, but potentially dead.
That’s not the case, says Spielberg. The delay is real, but he proclaims that the movie will happen before too much time elapses. Read More »
Seems like we won’t be getting that new Steven Spielberg sci-fi film as soon as originally planned. Robopocalypse, based on the best-selling book by Daniel H. Wilson, had already been delayed several months from a 2013 release date to 2014 and now DreamWorks has “indefinitely postponed” the film. Read more after the jump. Read More »
After months of silence, it’s always fun to have an explosion of news on an anticipated project. We’re at that point with Steven Spielberg‘s 2014 film Robopocalypse, written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on the Daniel H. Wilson‘s novel. Chris Hemsworth has been attached as the lead for several weeks and Monday Anne Hathaway was rumored to join him along with a new producer, former Fox executive Tom Rothman. Now Variety is reporting another likely addition to the cast: Ben Whishaw, who’ll soon been seen in Cloud Atlas and Skyfall. He’s in talks to play the hacker character named Lurker. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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DreamWorks Studios has released an official press release announcing that former Fox chief Tom Rothman has signed on to produce Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse, while THR has learned that Anne Hathaway is in talks to join Chris Hemsworth in the futuristic adaptation.
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After Steven Spielberg finishes his long-awaited Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the storied sixteenth President of the United States, he’ll turn to something completely different. The next film is Robopocalypse, written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on Daniel H. Wilson‘s novel. The story describes “a global war between man and machine.”
Now Spielberg reportedly wants Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Cabin in the Woods) to star in the picture. Read More »