Steven Spielberg, is a director who has created a wide range of films over so many genres. War, sharks, Abraham Lincoln, dinosaurs, these are just a few of the films that he has made, starring such historical figures, monsters and periods in time.
He’s also done the obligatory robot film, A.I, which starred one little robot in a quest for the truth of his existence. But Spielberg has finally seen the light, and given in to his Terminator side, as his next film, won’t star such friendly automatons, in Robopocalypse.
Spielberg will be adapting the Daniel H. Wilson book, based on that very same mechanical catastrophe, in which the machines rise up to conquer the planet, and drive humanity to the brink of extinction:
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.
So who exactly does Spielberg want as his leading man for this project? Why none other than the Odinson himself, Chris Hemsworth, who has been approached to bring the hammer down on the rebellious rust-buckets.
The film currently has a screenplay from Drew “The Cabin in the woods” Goddard, and Spielberg is aiming to have it in theatres by April, 2014. And seeing as how the movie line-up has’nt seen a high budget flick playing on robot paranoia since I, Robot, it’s about bloody time.
Last Updated: July 20, 2012