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 »

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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.

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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 »

Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventures of Tintin is opening very soon in the UK and France, with a US debut coming a couple months later, on December 21. In advance of the film’s premiere overseas, the director is starting to do some interviews. Naturally, some questions are aimed at his future projects, such as Lincoln, which will star Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, and the adaptation of the novel Robopocalypse.

Thanks to one interview, we’ve got a good statement from Spielberg about the procedural nature of Lincoln, and his hopeful shoot window for Robopocalypse. Read More »

Steven Spielberg‘s vision of a robot uprising needs some help. Deadline reports Robopocalypse, the sci-fi action film based on a book by Daniel H. Wilson and written by Drew Goddard, has grown so big, DreamWorks has decided to co-finance it with Fox. Fox will distribute internationally and Disney, via their 2009 deal with DreamWorks, will distribute domestically. They’re aiming for a July 3, 2013 release date. Read more about the project, and what this does to Lincoln, after the jump. Read More »

Steven Spielberg Will Direct ‘Robopocalypse’

Steven Spielberg has committed to his directorial follow-up to War Horse. He’ll next make Robopocalypse, based upon the forthcoming novel of the same name. Read More »

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I’m not sure how seriously to take this notion right now, but there’s yet another report that Drew Goddard‘s script based upon the forthcoming Daniel H. Wilson novel Robopocalypse could be a Steven Spielberg film after the director finishes War Horse. Read More »

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While there is nothing concrete, industry insiders and Deadline are speculating that Steven Spielberg might make Robopocalypse his next directorial feature film. DreamWorks Studios and Doubleday have acquired the property in November in a pre-emptive deal.  Daniel H. Wilson‘s unpublished manuscript (due in 2011), Robopocalypse tells the story of “the fate of the human race following a robot uprising.” Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard has been hired to pen the big screen adaptation. Spielberg directing a film about the robot apocalypse written by Goddard? Consider me excited!

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DreamWorks Studios and Doubleday have acquired, in a pre-emptive deal, the rights to Daniel H. Wilson‘s unpublished manuscript, Robopocalypse. The story “explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising.” The film project is being fast tracked and the book is tentatively being scheduled for a 2011 publication. No writer, director or actors have yet been attached. But what makes this different from any of the robot uprising films we’ve seen in the past? Details after the jump.

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