Spielberg commits to ROBOPOCALYPSE as his next project

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
October 22nd, 2010

There's been plenty of speculation as to what Steven Spielberg's next project would be, as he hasn't had a major film release since 2008's INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. He's easily one of the more notable filmmakers in the history of the industry, largely because he's made some of the most critically acclaimed and highest grossing films of all time. The guy made JURASSIC PARK. Need I say more?

Well, despite my near constant cries for a HOOK sequel, Spielberg has decided to tackle ROBOPOCALYPSE as his next project. Hit the jump for the full story.

Spielberg currently has several projects in post-production, though it appears he's concluded principal photography on both.  First of all, he's got the highly anticipated TIN TIN film. which is scheduled to hit theaters on December 28, 2011. His other film, WAR HORSE, will apparently hit theaters a mere 5 days later. TIN TIN is an adaptation of a popular Belgian comic strip, while WAR HORSE is an adaptation of a novel by Michael Morpurgo which has an...interesting synopsis:

In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

ROBOCALYPSE is a substantially different film. It's also an adaptation, but rather than a horse movie, this story comes from the science fiction novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. Wilson's novel is about the often foretold robot apocalypse, where our machines revolt against their human masters. Sounds exciting, no?

Keep checking back to Gordon and the Whale for more news regarding this project. It's currently set to begin filming in January of 2011, with a 2013 release date.

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