What’s up with the Steven Spielberg film Robopocalypse? At one point it was all set to be his next film, but that was back in 2012. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard as Daniel H. Wilson wrote his novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about — as the title implies — “a global war between man and machine.” But in early 2013 the film was pushed back to development status, with no indication of what the future might hold. Now there’s a small Robopocalypse status update from Wilson. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 by Germain Lussier
In some alternate universe, Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi action film Robopocalypse is one of the films people are putting on their 2013 best-of lists. Way back in 2011, the film was supposed to open in July 2013. It was then bumped to 2014, and finally the film was delayed indefinitely. Sad for fans of Spielberg and sci-fi, but even with the delay there was some pre-production work done on the film. One website claims to have found some storyboards made for Robopocalypse which illustrate a pretty impressive robot vs. robot fight followed by a chase through the woods. Check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
One of the big stories this week was that Robopocalypse, believed to be the next film from Steven Spielberg, had been put on indefinite hold. Problems with cracking the story, based on the novel by Daniel Wilson and scripted by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods) had led to the delay, and the wording of the report made the film appear to be not only delayed, but potentially dead.
That’s not the case, says Spielberg. The delay is real, but he proclaims that the movie will happen before too much time elapses. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Seems like we won’t be getting that new Steven Spielberg sci-fi film as soon as originally planned. Robopocalypse, based on the best-selling book by Daniel H. Wilson, had already been delayed several months from a 2013 release date to 2014 and now DreamWorks has “indefinitely postponed” the film. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
After months of silence, it’s always fun to have an explosion of news on an anticipated project. We’re at that point with Steven Spielberg‘s 2014 film Robopocalypse, written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on the Daniel H. Wilson‘s novel. Chris Hemsworth has been attached as the lead for several weeks and Monday Anne Hathaway was rumored to join him along with a new producer, former Fox executive Tom Rothman. Now Variety is reporting another likely addition to the cast: Ben Whishaw, who’ll soon been seen in Cloud Atlas and Skyfall. He’s in talks to play the hacker character named Lurker. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Peter Sciretta
DreamWorks Studios has released an official press release announcing that former Fox chief Tom Rothman has signed on to produce Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse, while THR has learned that Anne Hathaway is in talks to join Chris Hemsworth in the futuristic adaptation.
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
After Steven Spielberg finishes his long-awaited Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the storied sixteenth President of the United States, he’ll turn to something completely different. The next film is Robopocalypse, written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on Daniel H. Wilson‘s novel. The story describes “a global war between man and machine.”
Now Spielberg reportedly wants Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Cabin in the Woods) to star in the picture. Read More »
A bevy of major release date announcments and shifts were just revealed. Here goes.
- The Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel is now called Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and has been dated May 23, 2014.
- A 3D re-release of Independence Day will hit July 3, 2013.
- The untitled sequel to X-Men First Class will hit on July 18, 2014 with Matthew Vaughn directing.
- Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse has been pushed from 2013 to April 25, 2014
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, has been dated for Christmas 2013 along with Walking With Dinosaurs.
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters hits August 16, 2013
- Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy‘s untitled Paul Feig-directed comedy lands April 5, 2013.
Lots to digest here. We’ve got it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Life is good when the wait is short for a new Steven Spielberg movie. The Oscar-winning director left three years gaps between new films in 2005, 2008 and 2011 but when he came back, we got a double dose: War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin. The wait won’t be nearly as long for the next two. He’s already well into shooting Lincoln, which is aimed at a late 2012 release date and once he’s done with that, he’ll head to Canada to shoot his July 2013 release Robopocalypse, based on the book by Daniel H. Wilson.
Spielberg recently spoke to a London magazine about his 2011 movies and while he wasn’t too open about his 2012 movie, he was willing to spill about Robopocalypse. Read his quotes regarding the themes of the film and when it’ll be set after the jump. Read More »