CelebNMovies247.com has the latest update on “Robopocalypse” thanks to screenwriter Drew Goddard…
Yes, it could be back on the table after DreamWorks put a freeze on Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse due to script and budget issues. in 2013 Spielberg didn’t feel the project was ready to go, but now the project’s status might change.
Screenwriter Drew Goddard, who wrote last year’s The Martian, spoke with Creative Screenwriting about his time on the film. He touches on the film making it to the big screen and he is rather optimistic about the whole experience:
“It’s always positive. You know going in with screenwriting that it’s a volatile business and you have to take the long view rather than the short view. There are so many times when projects don’t go at a certain release date but find a better home later. It’s all about timing. You never want a movie to get made when it’s the wrong time, and these things have a way of working themselves out.”
“I try to only take projects that I love and that I’m in love with. When you’re in love with it, you don’t really care because you get to write them. I got to work with Steven Spielberg for a year. That’s a dream of mine! [Laughs] It was just a joy to see him in action and learn from him. You’re never going to hear me complain about working with Steven Spielberg.”
“Especially as a director now, I get it. You never want to start shooting until the project feels right, so you take your time to get it right. I think when you look at it in the short term they can seem like setbacks, but the more I do this the more I realize that what seems like a setback in the moment can also be the best possible thing that happens for a film.”
The Robopocalypse adaptation was set to star Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw. This is not the first time Goddard has dealt with delays – his directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods, sat on the shelf for a few years before opening in theaters and becoming an instant horror classic.