Itâ€™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 Sonyâ€™s â€œSinister Sixâ€ and Steven Spielbergâ€™s â€œRobopocalypse.â€
He mentioned that itâ€™s expected in the business and one has to always stay positive.
â€œYou know going in with screenwriting that itâ€™s a volatile business and you have to take the long view rather than the short view. There are so many times when projects donâ€™t go at a certain release date but find a better home later. Itâ€™s all about timing. You never want a movie to get made when itâ€™s the wrong time, and these things have a way of working themselves out,â€ he explained.
Goddard, however, had no complaints. He got to work with Spielberg.
He continued, â€œI try to only take projects that I love and that Iâ€™m in love with. When youâ€™re in love with it, you donâ€™t really care because you get to write them. I got to work with Steven Spielberg for a year. Thatâ€™s a dream of mine! [Laughs] It was just a joy to see him in action and learn from him. Youâ€™re never going to hear me complain about working with Steven Spielberg.â€
As an optimist, he believes everything works itself out in due time. He referenced his â€œCabin in the Woods,â€ in which it was already shot and the studio went bankruptâ€”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.
Hereâ€™s to hoping.