After months of speculation Steven Spielberg has finally been confirmed to direct Robopocalypse. It’s the big screen adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novel of the same name that will be debuting in stores on June 7, 2011. Once again, Hollywood is all about adapting the next big thing, even if that next big thing hasn’t hit shelves yet.
According to Deadline, Spielberg has committed to directing Robopocalypse, which will have a script written by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield). The site broke the news back in March that Spielberg was eying the project as his next directing vehicle prior to his decision to helm the period piece War Horse.
“Robopocalypse embodies an imaginative story of a robot rebellion unleashed against the human race,” said Mark Sourian, who’s announcing the project with his co-prexy Holly Bario. “This is a project we immediately sparked to and with Steven directing it we knew it was in the best possible hands to bring it to worldwide audiences.”
Spielberg is scheduled to begin shooting Robopocalypse in January, 2012 and Disney’s Touchstone will distribute sometime in 2013. Therefore we’ve got a long way to go until we see any real footage from the film. As for the premise of the movie, it has a Terminator vibe to it and centers on the state of humanity after a robot uprising.
What do you think of Spielberg directing Robopocalypse? Do you think he’s the right director for the job?