Even Steven Spielberg, it seems, can have a tough time getting a movie made in Hollywood these days.
Robopocalypse, which was slated to be Spielberg's next project, has been put on hold indefinitely, according to The Wrap. The movie was supposed to begin shooting early this year, with an April 25. 2014, release date on the schedule, but now it looks like we're going to have to look for something else to see that day.
Why did Spielberg slam on the brakes? A spokesperson for the legendary director said that the film is "too important and the script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce."
The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Daniel H. Wilson, which explores what happens when the robots and machines that are an integral part of our world suddenly revolt, wiping out much of mankind and leaving only scattered survivors.
Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) were supposed to lead the cast, and it's not clear whether Spielberg will be able to get them back on board whenever he restarts production on the movie.
As for what the Beard will direct instead of Robopocalypse ... that has yet to be determined.
Well, this is a bummer, isn't it? Were you looking forward to seeing Robopocalypse next year, and are you disappointed that the movie's been put on hold?