Roland Emmerich Halts Singularity for Script Work


Heat Vision reports that Roland Emmerich has halted pre-production on his new $175 million sci-fi action movie Singularity in order to work on the script.

According to the trade, shooting was scheduled to start in March in Montreal, and the director was going to read with actors this week to stay on track for a May, 2013 release.

But Emmerich is reportedly not happy with the screenplay, “which focuses on a young man whose body is made up a swarm of nanobots, giving him all sorts of powers at the same time as it brings unwanted attention from an evil corporation.”

Emmerich wrote the script with Harald Kloser. Now, futurist and A.I. specialist Ray Kurzweil is coming in to work on the script with Emmerich.

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