Steven Spielberg to Direct a Robopocalypse
Posted 10.22.10 by Ryan
Steven Spielberg has directed two movies since 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and War Horse — with both opening in December of 2011 a mere 5 days from one another. While Spielberg normally goes into producer mode in between directing projects, it looks like he'll launch into another directorial effort after his two movies open next December.
Deadline reports that Spielberg will start production on an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel Robopocalypse in January of 2012, with a release date to be determined in 2013. While the book itself won't be available to the public until June of 2011, screenwriter Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) was adapting the novel as Wilson delivered its pages. At the same time Spielberg planned out his storyboards.
So what's the story in Robopocalypse that has Spielberg so excited? Like the title indicates, it involves humanity attempting to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising, and doesn't sound exactly like Terminator Salvation at all.