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Spielberg Scraps Robopocalypse for Now

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15:  Director/producer Steven Spielberg poses in the press room with the Best Animated Film award for "The Adventures of Tintin" at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robopocalypse is no longer Steven Spielberg's next film, presumably because you can't just follow something like Lincoln with something called Robopocalypse. Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy says the real reason is that the film is "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." Spielberg got on board in 2010 and had a 2014 release targeted; Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth were in talks to star.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2012 Getty Images