Steven Spielberg to Direct Robopocalypse

Posted on October 22, 2010

Steven Spielberg has picked his next project: it's Robopocalypse. Drew Goddard wrote the script adapting Daniel H. Wilson's epic novel about a robot uprising against humanity. You had us at Spielberg + Robots. Deadline reports:
Deadline broke the story that Spielberg was eyeing the novel as a directing vehicle last March, before he instead chose War Horse as the first film he directed for DreamWorks since Spielberg and Stacey Snider left Paramount and made a deal with Reliance and a distribution deal at Disney. At that time, the novel wasn't finished, but Spielberg was so excited about it that it was already being storyboarded and designed as Wilson was turning in pages of the book and Goddard was translating them into the screenplay. Spielberg will start shooting in January, 2012 and Disney's Touchstone will distribute in 2013.
Drew Goddard wrote Cloverfield and multiple episodes of our favorite series, such as Lost, Alias, Buffy and Angel. Love him. The book will be published in June, 2011 and Deadline says Wilson is set to be the next Michael Crichton.
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