Steven Spielberg Confirms Robopocalypse is His Next Film

Published 4 years ago by , Updated October 24th, 2010 at 4:32 am,

Robopocalypse for Spielberg Steven Spielberg Confirms Robopocalypse is His Next Film

Screen Rant has been following the progress of Robopocalypse for quite a while now. The project, about a robot uprising, first caught the attention of Steven Spielberg last March, but the legendary director passed in order to direct War Horse.

It looks like Spielberg’s love for Robopocalypse never died, as he has now confirmed that the film will be his next project as a director.

Robopocalypse is based on a novel by Daniel H. Wilson, and when it first caught Spielberg’s eye it wasn’t even completed – with Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard adapting pages of the book, pretty much as they were being written by Wilson. The film has been prepped for production well in advance, with storyboards and other designs for the film being developed concurrently – with Spielberg set to start shooting in January, 2012 with an eye to distribute the film in 2013.

Plot details for Robopocalypse are currently hard to come by because Wilson’s book still hasn’t been published – with Doubleday set to unveil it in June.

Spielberg is a prolific director, though, to some, it may look as if the filmmaker hasn’t been working since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in 2007. Spielberg currently has Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in post-production (due out December 28, 2011) and he’s in the middle of shooting the World War 1 drama War Horse, which is set for release one week earlier on December 21, 2011. The Jaws director has also been mulling over a myriad of other directing choices and has been running a film studio – so he’s been far from idle in recent times.

spielberg busy Steven Spielberg Confirms Robopocalypse is His Next Film

With Spielberg now set to helm Robopocalypse, it draws into question the chances of audiences ever seeing Indiana Jones 5 – at least any time soon. Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, and George Lucas have stated there is a story for a fifth Indy adventure – but it would appear that if the film does go before cameras, it won’t do so until 2012, at the earliest. Would Harrison Ford be too old to play Indy again at 70?

Robopocalypse has yet to get a cast, but as with any Spielberg film, it’s pretty safe to assume that he’ll be able to get a stellar line-up. Keep reading Screen Rant to discover more about Robopocalypse as we get it.

Source: Deadline

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:
TAGS: robopocalypse

22 Comments

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

  1. Just make Indy 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If it isn’t made within the next 2 years then it won’t happen, Ford will simply be too old.

    • DSB, it saddens me to here you say that LOL. Ford is still in PHENOMENAL shape.

      • Oh yeah of course he is. But regardless of how fit and in good shape he is, what matters is whether or not it can still be portrayed convincingly on screen.
        I’m one of the few who forgives Crystal Skull its many faults and can just enjoy the film, but I think most that, comes from that I still believe Ford can kick the arse of the bad guys.
        In another 2/3 years, will that still be the case?
        I hope so. But is rather see another Indy movie sooner rather later. I was hoping it would be out in 2012.
        Indiana Jones And The Destroyer Of Worlds!

        • i’ll defend Indy 4 as well DSB..come on its a popcorn flick as they all are, and ment to be. i still take a lot of crap from buddies that didnt like Indy 4, but im bigger than them, so its doest get heated lol.

  2. War Horse is a WWI movie, not WWII.

    • Cheers,
      Just re-watched Saving Private Ryan for the first time in 12 years – must have had WW2 on my mind! That movie really holds up. That opening sequence!

      Niall

  3. Spielberg, robots, apocalypse, admission ticket.

  4. I wonder, does this increase or decrease the chances of a Judge Dredd sequel tackling the Robot Wars? Depending how the first one does, of course…

  5. Niall, does he look 70? he can still be a badass Indy, as he showed in the last adventure. though im sure he’ll even quickly admit its “not as easy as it used to be”

    • I still think Ford looks great and for me age wouldn’t be a problem. Connery was still kicking ass in LXG at 73, and while the film wasn’t great – Connery still had the shops. Ford’s in even better shape. It’ll be interesting to see how he gets on in Cowboys and Aliens.

      Niall

  6. FORD WAS ON LETTERMAN NOT TO LONG AGO, AND HE IS STARTING TO SHOW HIS AGE, DON’T GET ME WRONG HE LOOKS GREAT FOR 68 BUT INDY 5 IS JUST NOT GOING TO BE DOABLE. THEY SHOULD LET THE FRANCHISE LAY DORMANT FOR ANOTHER 4 TO 5 YEARS THEN BRING IN JJ AND THE REST OF BAD ROBOT PRODUCTIONS AND REBOOT IT THE SAME WAY THEY DID WITH STAR TREK, WITH A 30-35 YEAR OLD ACTOR (CHRIS PINE) AND SET IT BACK IN THE 1930s, IT WILL WORK.

    • Are you in fact JJ Abrams?

    • chris pine????gtfoutofhere. he needs to act life indy i.e harrison ford…the only one that’s really come close is river phoenix and he’s dead..

    • It’s actually a really good idea!

  7. Oh good. Now I know which film to NOT SEE.

  8. Robots uprising over humans? What aneat and original concept, throw in residual self image and time traveling rebels and it would be beyond what anyone has done before…

    • But I will still see it cause it’s Speilberg ;).

  9. Wasn’t Shia Lebeauf supposed to take over for Ford?

  10. So they take over Wall St, and then attack Iran??? I’m confused. :/

  11. The premise sounds very “I,Robot”-like. But Spielberg usually makes an enjoyable film, so I will be there.

  12. I hope Jude Law makes a cameo as the sex-bot from A.I.

  13. Hello to whoever reads this ! So hope that robopocalypse final gets started ! So many people were waiting @ wanting this project to start at pinewood 2013 ( me included ) shelved for some reason – hope it gets going sounds like a wicked project – also sad to see empty stages and car park spaces in abundance. !

<-- Taboola Alt -->