Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse' gets release date, will be co-financed by DreamWorks and Fox

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That Steven Spielberg is one busy guy. In addition to directing this year’s The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse, plus next year’s biopic Lincoln, the filmmaker is also preparing his 2013 project, Robopocalypse. More details about the sci-fi action movie emerged today. For one, DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox will be co-financing the (likely big-budget) production, according to a statement released by both studios. (Deadline first reported the news.) And Disney’s Touchstone Pictures will be distributing the picture domestically on July 3, 2013.

Based on the recent novel by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse is about humanity’s struggle to survive a global robotic uprising. Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) is adapting the book for Spielberg, who is expected to start shooting the project next year in the late spring.

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  • Spielberg is a sellout…. too late to return to your roots!

    Yup!

  • Spielberg s-uxxxx….

    That too…

    • Esox

      Sucks? Sucks???? the most over used and useless word in the American lexicon? Best used when you don’t have anything to support your argument? Just how pray tell, does Spielberg, to use your eloquent jargon…’suck?”

  • James Cameron

    I wish I was Steven Spielberg *sigh*

    • Mephysto

      Why? You’re the king of the world, an amazing Director, who had nothing to do with the garbage that was Bayformers

      • James Cameron

        I guess, but Sanctum was just so terrible and Spielberg has the ability to make great movies without the benefit of CGI, I cannot say the same.

      • Mephysto

        Yeah, because Spielberg has done movies without a single special effect on them…

  • kele64

    I liked this movie better when it was called The Terminator

  • josephmama

    Don’t be fooled by the cliche sounding plot. The novel that this is based on is a fantastic and engaging story that I’m sure Speilberg will adapt wonderfully.

  • scorpio9094

    Spielberg has made more memorable movie moments than most of the current crop of directors. Just look at his legacy including Close Encounters, ET and Jurassic Park. Oops almost forgot a little film called Jaws.

  • wgalvira

    I’m quite confident that our crappy human race with annihilate one another before any robots do.

    • wgalvira

      Will annihilate…

  • Darrin

    Just finished the book – the first half was great, but the scattered, multiple-account narrative format style made me feel the book was barely scratching the surface of the many stories the author was weaving together. Looking forward to the movie though, hope Spielberg can make it rise above the Terminator/Matrix concept.

  • Ymus Anon

    —–STILL MORE routine tech worship and
    predicitive programming for EUGENICS
    from franchise slum Hollywood.

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  • wgalvira

    STOP IT !! There’s no love to be found in this selfish world, dammit !!

  • marven gardens

    Luna’s millionaire/celebrity fiance – is it: Scott Baio?

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