Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse' shelved for an 'indefinite time'

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Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse" is not moving forward -- at least, not for the time being. The long-planned adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel has been slowly moving forward in recent months, reportedly getting actors like Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw in talks to star. But now it's being reported that production on the film has been postponed for an "indefinite time."

"['Robopocalypse' is] too important and the script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce," Spielberg's spokesperson Marvin Levy tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It's back to the drawing board to see what is possible."

That means that it's very unlikely that Spielberg will end up directing the sci-fi action film, which was originally planned to be his follow-up to "War Horse." But considering the fact Spielberg recently told "60 Minutes" that he could do an action movie "in my sleep at this point in my career" and that the genre "doesn't attract me anymore," it makes sense that he would want out.

It likely helps that his latest historical drama, "Lincoln," just raked in 12 Oscar nominations. It's unclear what Spielberg's next project will be.

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