Fear not, everyone: Despite reports that the upcoming sci-fi saga Robopocalypse was dead due to financial shortcomings, director Steven Spielberg told EW today that the film is anything but. Instead, he says, he's just "pumping the breaks" on the film - not killing the project all together.

"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," he said of the project, which was set to begin filming a script by Drew Goddard with stars Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth until now. The film is officially delayed right now, with no timeline for when production will get back on track - but the estimated break will be between six and eight months.

"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," Spielberg continued. "I'm working on it as we speak."

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[via EW]