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Old 09-25-2012, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default Robopocalypse

Release Date: April 25, 2014
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Drew Goddard
Genre: Sci-Fi



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"In this terrifying tale of humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, Daniel H. Wilson has written the most entertaining sci-fi thriller in years.

Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, Robopocalypse is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us."
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DreamWorks Studios announced today that Tom Rothman will produce the Steven Spielberg-directed Robopocalypse (check out the press release below). The Hollywood Reporter added that Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) is in talks to join the not-yet-confirmed Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World, Marvel's The Avengers) in the big screen adaptation.

Tom Rothman will come on board to produce the science fiction epic, “Robopocalypse,” it was announced today by Stacey Snider, Partner and Co-Chairman of DreamWorks Studios. Steven Spielberg is set to also produce and direct the DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox co-production.

The film will begin principal photography in early 2013 and will be released on April 25, 2014 day and date worldwide. The Walt Disney Studio’s Touchstone Pictures will distribute the film domestically via its Touchstone Pictures with Twentieth Century Fox handling international distribution.

Exploring the fate of the human race following a robot uprising, “Robopocalypse” has been adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. DreamWorks acquired the rights to Wilson’s unpublished manuscript in November 2009. Published by Doubleday on June 8, 2011, the book soon appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Said Steven Spielberg, “When someone like Tom is a free agent, you snatch him up fast. He has proven himself to be a necessity of this industry. At Fox he had already been an enthusiastic partner on ‘Robopocalypse,’ and it is to our advantage that he would come produce this film with me. Tom has been a wonderful friend and colleague over the years and DreamWorks is incredibly lucky to have him on board.”
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=95168

The 'Lincoln' trailer failed to set the forum alight so let's look forward to Spielberg's next movie, a return to (hopefully) intelligent sci-fi.
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You can't spell Robopocalpse without Robocopalpse.
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well i like goddard, anyone read the book?

been reading some reviews... and they make this book sound kinda frustrating. a world war z clone with robots... but worse.
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Spielberg needs a hit.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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No, Spielberg needs a slap, so he stays away from Michael Bay and starts focusing on his own work again.
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You can't spell Robopocalypse without Robocopalypse.
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Thanks.
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At least the book cover helps ease fears that this will just be another Transformers/Battleships clone. I hate the CGI robots in those. Of course the movie might go down that road but I'll have faith for now.

It does sound a lot like iRobot though, or The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance.
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Yeah, the book cover more resembles iRobot instead of Transformers. Lucky us.
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Thank God you can judge a movie by its cover.
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I know right? You're welcome.
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Sounds too good to be true...
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Although it had been slated for an April 25, 2014 release, Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse has been put on indefinite hold, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade quotes Marvin Levy, speaking on behalf of Spielberg, as saying that the project is "too important and the script is not ready, and it's too expensive to produce. It's back to the drawing board to see what is possible."
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That sucks.
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...but in the meantime, he'll be more than willing to give an "expensive" budget to another Indy movie.
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Or some more Oscar bait if Lincoln fails at the award circuit.
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Now Nolan might be doing Interstellar. Is Spielberg dying?
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Well I was looking forward to this. That news sucks!

The Interstellar news on the other hand. I have something new to look forward to.
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This gives the news more of an optimistic slant:

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Following word yesterday that director Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse had been put on indefinite hold, EW managed to get an update straight from the man himself. The Lincoln director assures fans that the project is still moving forward but that he has altered his concept for how to approach the adaptation.

“We found that the film was costing a lot of money," Spielberg explains, "and I found a better way to tell the story more economically but also much more personally. I found the personal way into 'Robopocalypse', and so I just told everybody to go find other jobs, I’m starting on a new script and we’ll have this movie back on its feet soon.”

Spielberg goes on to say that the delay will likely be in area of six to eight months. With an originally planned release date of April 25, 2014, we could see Robopocalypse on the big screen as soon as October, 2014.

Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Wishaw had been rumored to star in the film, based on Daniel H. Wilson's science fiction novel.
Knowing it's been forcibly scaled down dulls the excitement somewhat though. It's a sad day when Steven Spielberg can't finance his own sci-fi spectacular.
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It's a sad day when Steven Spielberg can't finance his own sci-fi spectacular.
This has been a reality for quite some time. Ever since DreamWorks moved from Paramount to Disney he has been struggling a lot financially. This probably explains why he gave Interstellar to Nolan and Warner Bros. He knew it would be in better hands with them.
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I just finished reading Robopocalypse today, strangely enough. Pretty good, but it sure was a lot like World War Z. They would make very different movies, though.
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Eh, it's going to be War of the Worlds 2, now.
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I was planning on reading this some time ago but the reviews on Amazon are....not kind, to put it lightly.
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This one would be the best Sci-Fi movie.
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