Steven Spielberg Fully Confirmed to Helm 'Robopocalypse' Next
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?