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Steven Spielberg inching closer to directing Robopocalypse?

09.21.2010

Besides giving my spell checker fits, the Drew Goddard script for ROBOPOCALYPSE is also causing a frenzy in Hollywood. The CLOVERFIELD writer turned in his adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's upcoming novel and the whole town is atwitter. What's got everyone goosed? Turns out the script made its way up the ranks at DreamWorks to a certain bearded fellow named Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg is off now shooting WAR HORSE, a WWII drama but is looking long and hard at ROBOPOCALPYSE as his follow-up film and when Spielberg is potentially lining up a big-budget action flick, everyone in town takes notice. Now at this point, Spielberg's involvement with the project is tenuous. Yes, it's set up at DreamWorks, the studio he runs, but he's not even formally attached to direct the film at this point. At best he's shown interest in the project. But Spielberg has shown interest in a number of films in the past that he never progressed (including recently HARVEY, LINCOLN and an OLDBOY remake).

But just the mere interest from Spielberg has agents scurrying to pick up the script and get their actors involved. Directors too are scrambling to give the script a read under the presumption that if Spielberg likes it, it must be good, and if Spielberg passes, they'll have first crack at an A-list script (that Spielberg will likely produce).

Should ROBOPOCALYPSE get a greenlight (with Spielberg or without) it would be distributed by Disney / Touchstone through their recent deal with DreamWorks.

Extra Tidbit: What does ROBOPOCALYPSE mean for the VOLTRON movie?
Source: NY Mag

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6:15AM on 09/22/2010
Actually, Mr. Spielberg is working on something called THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN, to be released next December. Or has everyone forgotten that already?
Actually, Mr. Spielberg is working on something called THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN, to be released next December. Or has everyone forgotten that already?
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10:21PM on 09/21/2010
Thank god that oldboy remake with the fresh prince never got off the ground. But yeah esteban spielbergo has had a pretty good track record with his sci-fi flicks up until recently, fuckin war of the worlds...
Thank god that oldboy remake with the fresh prince never got off the ground. But yeah esteban spielbergo has had a pretty good track record with his sci-fi flicks up until recently, fuckin war of the worlds...
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6:48PM on 09/21/2010

or....

spielberg could direct hobbit, whilst jackson does the 2nd tintin.... just a thought ;)
spielberg could direct hobbit, whilst jackson does the 2nd tintin.... just a thought ;)
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3:14PM on 09/21/2010
I hate to be annoying, but War Horse is set in World War ONE.
I hate to be annoying, but War Horse is set in World War ONE.
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12:07PM on 09/21/2010
Enough with the WWII movies Stephen.
Enough with the WWII movies Stephen.
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9:51AM on 09/21/2010
what is it about? humans fighting for their lives like in The Terminator.
what is it about? humans fighting for their lives like in The Terminator.
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9:30AM on 09/21/2010
SUH-weet! I'm down w/ everything about this. Except the title. STUPID.
SUH-weet! I'm down w/ everything about this. Except the title. STUPID.
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9:07AM on 09/21/2010
This is good and all, but I really want him to make a Jurassic Park 4 and redeem the franchise after the average JP 3.
This is good and all, but I really want him to make a Jurassic Park 4 and redeem the franchise after the average JP 3.
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1:01PM on 09/21/2010
'Jurassic Park III' was far and away better than 'The Lost World,' which Spielberg quite literally phoned in.
'Jurassic Park III' was far and away better than 'The Lost World,' which Spielberg quite literally phoned in.
3:56PM on 09/21/2010
Yeah for sure, I agree. Jurassic Park III SUCKED. Talk about phoned in. The Lost World was a hoot and a holler..the suspense, the night-time waterfall sequence with the baby T-Rex, the assault on mainland USA. Then on JP3 they basically walk in a straight line from one side of the island to another then hop on a boat. Plus retarded characters.
Yeah for sure, I agree. Jurassic Park III SUCKED. Talk about phoned in. The Lost World was a hoot and a holler..the suspense, the night-time waterfall sequence with the baby T-Rex, the assault on mainland USA. Then on JP3 they basically walk in a straight line from one side of the island to another then hop on a boat. Plus retarded characters.
8:17AM on 09/21/2010

Oh yeah!

Bring it on Sir Stevie!
Bring it on Sir Stevie!
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