Spielberg Talks Next Project: Robopocalypse

Osman Ouchoka | 13 January 2012 | 1 Comment   


Steven Spielberg has been talking about his next big project after Lincoln

It seems the movie maestro is heading back into the realm of science fiction with an adaptation of the novel Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson.

In an interview with Time Out London he says:

It’s a movie about a global war between man and machine… It’s a future that is coming true faster than any of us thought it would. Robopocalypse takes place in fifteen or twenty years, so it’ll be another future we can relate to. It’s about the consequences of creating technologies which make our lives easier, and what happens when that technology becomes smarter than we are. It’s not the newest theme, it’s been done throughout science fiction, but it’s a theme that becomes more relevant every year.

Kinda worrying that he thinks the war between man and machine is imminent. Does he know something we don’t? I actually like the fact he says this is a story idea that has – let’s face it – been done to death; gives me hope that he’ll make something a little different.

Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) adapted the screenplay. The story focuses on an increasingly robot-reliant society that faces extinction after a scientist inadvertently releases a sentient artificial intelligence that infects every device that has a microchip in it.


  • sevenpix

    Spielberg is dang OVERated !
    As he's been doing it over and over, this guy keeps doing copy-pate-patch !!! He makes a career out of ripping off or recycling others well done works.
    It gets asy to get a good box office when you're with no risks at all. That's the usual shmatta business producers love, safe and predictable investments.

    In this article I see:
    - Metropolis
    - Terminator (war man VS machine, AI gone tyrannic)
    - Musamune Shirow's works: Ghost in the Shell and Apple seed (virus, AI gone tyrannic)
    Robopo(calypse) = Roboco(p)
    - A.I. that he directed after Kubriks death (project developped by Kubrik)
    - by the pic I would say he uses I Robot looks
    and so on…

    BLAAAH ! *