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 on Oct 22, 2010


Hope it's better than War of the Worlds!

Eric B. on Oct 22, 2010


I liked this plot better when it was called the Matrix... err I mean Terminator. I'm sure it'll be a hit regardless

Lou S. on Oct 22, 2010


Hated A.I. though..... but still on board for this

C.murder on Oct 22, 2010


or transformers

Scott on Oct 22, 2010


Loved the real personal touch of War of the Worlds!

Chad on Oct 22, 2010


2013 release? Spielberg mustn't have gotten the memo - the world ends in 2012.

Klo on Oct 22, 2010


Or Battlestar galactica.

Kris on Oct 22, 2010


Yessssssss. Loved War of the Worlds!!!

blake on Oct 22, 2010


man should do Ghost in the Shell ASAP before anything else!!!

ray on Oct 22, 2010


I, Robot ... Terminator ... Battlestar Gallactica and now Robopocalypse? ... I don't know about this.

Hattori Hanzo on Oct 23, 2010


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.

MithunOnThe.Net on Oct 24, 2010


Very good news 🙂

David Banner on Oct 24, 2010


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.

Martin on Oct 24, 2010


Sounds like another "I.Robot" to me Hated "war of the worlds" by the way...

mk on Oct 24, 2010


How about another A.I. which was also directed by Spielberg?

Louis on Oct 24, 2010


Sweet. Can't have too many robot uprising movies I always say! (?)

bozo on Oct 25, 2010


Glad to have Steve back.

Fisherr on Oct 29, 2010

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