Spielberg talks Robopocalypse delay

Steven Spielberg has revealed that Robopocalypse is not being postponed indefinitely.

The Oscar-nominated Lincoln filmmaker explained his reasons for delaying the release of the post-apocalyptic drama, and estimated a delay of about "six to eight months".

He told Entertainment Weekly: "I'm working on it as we speak."

Steven added: "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."

Production on the sci-fi story was due to begin in the spring for a 2014 release, but reports emerged that the Lincoln director had put the brakes on with no new release date announced.

Steven's spokesman Marvin Levy told The Hollywood Reporter: "The project was too important and the script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce. It's back to the drawing board to see what is possible."

Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw are attached to star in the adaptation of Daniel H Wilson's book about the war between humans and robots, which has been adapted for the big screen by The Cabin In The Woods and Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard.