It’s all part of the business.
In an interview with Creativescreenwriting.com, screenwriter Drew Goddard talked in detail about his projects being putting on hold with Sony’s “Sinister Six” and Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse.”
He mentioned that it’s expected in the business and one has to always stay positive.
“You know going in with screenwriting that it’s a volatile business and you have to take the long view rather than the short view. There are so many times when projects don’t go at a certain release date but find a better home later. It’s all about timing. You never want a movie to get made when it’s the wrong time, and these things have a way of working themselves out,” he explained.
Goddard, however, had no complaints. He got to work with Spielberg.
He continued, “I try to only take projects that I love and that I’m in love with. When you’re in love with it, you don’t really care because you get to write them. I got to work with Steven Spielberg for a year. That’s a dream of mine! [Laughs] It was just a joy to see him in action and learn from him. You’re never going to hear me complain about working with Steven Spielberg.”
As an optimist, he believes everything works itself out in due time. He referenced his “Cabin in the Woods,” in which it was already shot and the studio went bankrupt—possibly that the film will never be seen in theaters. After two years, Lionsgate picked it up and made it into a cult hit we know today.
Here’s to hoping.