Steven Spielberg insists he is still helming futuristic sci-fi film 'Robopocalypse' and is focusing on re-writing the script and cutting down the budget.
Steven Spielberg is re-writing the 'Robopocalypse' script.
Following the news that the director's futuristic action thriller was being ''postponed indefinitely'', Spielberg has explained production will definitely go ahead after he has completely re-worked the concept on a much smaller budget.
He told EW: ''We found that the film was costing a lot of money and I found a better way to tell the story more economically but also much more personally. I found the personal way into 'Robopocalypse', and so I just told everybody to go find other jobs, I'm starting on a new script and we'll have this movie back on its feet soon.''
The director's new project, based on Daniel H. Wilson's 2011 novel about a group of humans who try and survive a machine uprising, looked likely to be shelved after the recent announcement since it had already been pushed back once before in favour of the multiple Academy Award-nominated 'Lincoln'.
However, Spielberg insists he is currently focusing on the Dreamworks production's new script and will be cutting down its budget, which was originally thought to be more than $100 million.
He revealed: ''Not at all. I'm working on it as we speak.''
The film was slated for an April 2014 release, but Spielberg has now estimated a delay of six to eight months.