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Robopocalypse on Hold

An Indefinite Hold

By Robert T. Trate     January 10, 2013
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Although it was a great day for Steven Spielberg and his film Lincoln, which received a best picture, best director, and best actor noms, his next pictured got put on hold. An indefinite hold. Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse will not becoming to cinemas any time soon. Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the potential star vehicle for Anne Hathaway (Dark Knight Rises) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) 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." All this is according to Spielberg’s spokesperson Marvin Levy. 

Robopocalypse was announced in October 2010 as Spielberg's next film after War Horse. The script had been adapted by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). As of now no release date or even potential start date on production has been given. Hence the indefinite hold.  

The Plot: 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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monkeyfoot 1/10/2013 2:43:51 PM

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.

Thank God, for John Conner! The last, best hope for humanity! There is no fate but what we make!!!!

And thank the Oracle Neo took the red pill!


I'm pickingon the film unfairly but the basic premise does read exactly like those famous films. I'm sure the details and execution are and will be different.

CaptAmerica04 1/10/2013 2:47:55 PM

"This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation."

 Actually, monkey, I think this sounds a lot more like World War Z with robots instead of zombies.  And, if done right, will probably be better than the tide of undead lemmings that appears to be the movie version of said book.

Wiseguy 1/10/2013 2:52:54 PM

Yes agree with that monkeyfoot and I'd add World War Z to the hodgepodge of films it seems to mirror. Anyway I've always said that originality is overrated, most films are derivatives of other films. It's about doing it well maybe adding a few changes not to mention...

...this is mother-effing Spielberg so you know it's going to be awesome regardless.

Wiseguy 1/10/2013 3:12:19 PM

ooops, didn't see Cap's comment.

hanso 1/10/2013 3:41:59 PM

 Nolan took Interstellar which had been on Spielbergo's radar.  What's next for Spielberg if this is on hold? We need more Spielberg damnit.

hanso 1/10/2013 4:01:51 PM

 Nevermind, just read Spielberg is working on the script to make it more personal and will most like be like a 7 month delay.

Wiseguy 1/10/2013 4:12:46 PM

Spielberg also has Gods and Kings on his plate. I believe that's the title anyway. About Moses

Dazzler 1/11/2013 3:27:34 AM

I Robot anyone?  No big deal for the hold for me.  I hope Arnold gets his robots in working order soon.  I love scandles that make people work again. 

Wyldstaar 1/11/2013 8:28:18 AM

I actually just finished reading this book yesterday.  It's pretty good, but extremely reminicent of World War Z.  I really wouldn't liken the story to anything in the Terminator franchise.  It's a very different story from that, and certainly no time travel involved.  The movie version of I, Robot doesn't really cover it either, aside from the notion of household robots.  Certainly nothing like The Matrix, either. 

It will make a good movie that can readily stand apart from other 'machines gone wrong' stories, especially with Spielberg at the helm.

mellowdoux 1/11/2013 10:30:46 AM

 Agree with you, Monkeyfoot.

Sounds like 'Terminator Revisited".



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