Steven Spielberg to Direct Robopocalypse

Posted on 06 October 2010 by Christian

Mike Fleming at has an exclusive report that Steven Spielberg will be directing the movie version of the Daniel H. Wilson novel (to be published in 2011) about an apocalyptic robot uprising. The script will be written by Drew Goddard.
“Robopocalypse embodies an imaginative story of a robot rebellion unleashed against the human race,” said Mark Sourian, who’s announcing the project with his Reliance co-prexy Holly Bario. “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.”

Says Deadline, “It puts Spielberg back into the large scale terrain that is important in his relationship with Reliance, because it is the kind of movie that can succeed on a global tent pole scale. Spielberg has two pictures he directed that are in post-production, Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be distributed in the U.S. on December 28, 2011 with War Horse following 5 days later. This might seem like a lot of action for one director, but remember, this is Steven Spielberg, and he has multi-tasked successfully before. Like when he shot Jurassic Park and then moved directly into Schindler’s List. He turned out a summer blockbuster, followed later in 1993 by the film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.”

Doubleday will publish the novel in June 2011


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