Steven Spielberg Fully Confirmed to Helm 'Robopocalypse' Next

October 22, 2010
Source: Deadline


After hearing multiple rumors earlier this year about the possibility, Deadline has confirmed that Steven Spielberg "has committed to next direct" Robopocalypse. This adaptation of Daniel Wilson's epic novel, written by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods, "Lost"), is about the human race's attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising. Spielberg is currently finishing War Horse, but the plan is to start shooting in January of 2012 for release sometime in 2013. DreamWorks will be developing and Disney will be releasing. Apparently Spielberg is into this so much, he's already been designing and storyboarding for it.

"Robopocalypse embodies an imaginative story of a robot rebellion unleashed against the human race," said DreamWorks' Mark Sourian. Love their word choice - unleashed! "This is a project we immediately sparked to and with Steven directing it we knew it was in the best possible hands to bring it to worldwide audiences." Glad to see Spielberg getting back to sci-fi! And this is the perfect comeback for all those that weren't happy that he was directing a period drama about a horse. The Robopocalypse book won't even be published until next summer, so we've got a long way to go with this, but I've got the feeling this has some huge potential. An "apocalyptic robot uprising" movie in the hands of Steven Spielberg? There is no better filmmaker to take this on! We'll definitely keep you updated. Excited to see Spielberg directing this?

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  • sanka
    YEAHHH !!!
  • Eric B.
    Hope it's better than War of the Worlds!
  • Lou S.
    I liked this plot better when it was called the Matrix... err I mean Terminator. I'm sure it'll be a hit regardless
  • C.murder
    Hated A.I. though..... but still on board for this
  • Scott
    or transformers
  • Loved the real personal touch of War of the Worlds!
  • Klo
    2013 release? Spielberg mustn't have gotten the memo - the world ends in 2012.
  • Kris
    Or Battlestar galactica.
  • blake
    Yessssssss. Loved War of the Worlds!!!
  • ray
    man should do Ghost in the Shell ASAP before anything else!!!
  • Hattori Hanzo
    I, Robot ... Terminator ... Battlestar Gallactica and now Robopocalypse? ... I don't know about this.
  • I'm sure even he realized how disappointing 'War of the Worlds' was, that he himself wanted to make a good attack on the human-race movie.
  • David Banner
    Very good news :)
  • Martin
    I really enjoy War of The Worlds. the only thing that bothers me is the ending, but not enough to condemn the whole movie. I also remember loving AI when it was released, but it's been such a long time since I've seen that movie. I need to see it again sometime.
  • mk
    Sounds like another "I.Robot" to me Hated "war of the worlds" by the way...
  • Louis
    How about another A.I. which was also directed by Spielberg?
  • bozo
    Sweet. Can't have too many robot uprising movies I always say! (?)
  • Fisherr
    Glad to have Steve back.




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