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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ Put on Hold Indefinitely

Script problems pushed Spielberg to go back to the drawing board with futuristic thriller "Robopocalypse"

Steven Spielberg's futuristic thriller "Robopocalypse," has been put on hold indefinitely, according to a spokesman for Spielberg, who's directing and producing the film.

Getty Images"Robopocalypse," a co-production between DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox, explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising, and is an adaptation of a Daniel H. Wilson novel of the same name.

Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy told TheWrap that the script for the film wasn't ready, and given the expense involved with producing the film, it was decided to put things on hold and go back to the drawing board.

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The film is "too important to rush," Levy told TheWrap. 

Spielberg is still caught in the blizzard of awards season with "Lincoln," his film about America's 16th president.

"Robopocalypse" was due to begin principal photography early this year for an April 25, 2014 release. Initially, the movie was scheduled to premiere on July 3, 2013, but it was bumped back nearly a year.

A new date to begin production has not yet been set, Levy said.