Rumor: Spielberg Again Considers Directing 'Robopocalypse'
Earlier this year when it was still anyone's guess as to what project Steven Spielberg would bless with his directorial skills, there was a rumor floating around that he was seriously considering Robopocalypse, the story about the human race's attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising. Though Spielberg is currently busy shooting the project he ended up choosing instead, an adaptation of the novel War Horse, the folks at Vulture say there's a chance the movie could end up in Spielberg's lap again. However, don't get too excited, because like their source says, "With DreamWorks, everything is potentially a Steven project until it’s not."
We've got some time to let this rumor simmer before Spielberg even thinks about choosing his next project so this should be considered no more than a continuation of the previous rumor. Having said that, the prospect of Spielberg getting back into big budget sci-fi (and not just injecting certain elements into Indiana Jones mythology) is certainly a great one. War of the Worlds was released over five years ago so we're about due for another science fiction romp from Spielberg. Plus the director may have gotten thirsty for his own robotic project after developing Real Steel which Shawn Levy stepped up to direct.
If you don't recall, the project comes from a yet-to-be-finished story from Daniel H. Wilson, the robotic engineer turned author behind a similar sounding book (also being turned into a movie) How to Survive a Robot Uprising. Apparently a brand new draft from writer Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods) has just been handed in and everyone in town is itching to read it whether Spielberg directs or not. Because when a project gets passed down from Spielberg it's as good as gold because everyone wants a project that was considered to be good enough for the iconic director. For now consider this just a rumor, but we'll keep you posted when and if we hear anything about Robopocalypse.