Thursday, March 8, 2018

New Director For 'Robopocalypse'

Back in 2012 it appeared the BIG SCREEN adaptation to Daniel H. Wilson 2011 Science Fiction Novel Robopocalypse was about to happen, Steven Spielberg was set to direct - Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway were rumored to star. But at the last minute Spielberg pulled the plug on the production.

At the time Spielberg said the film was going to cost to much money to make, he needed to come up with a more reasonable budget.. That was 5 years ago.. Today we have learn Spielberg will not direct the film after all, he has tapped Michael Bay to take over directing duties from a script written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool/Zombieland).

Spielberg will stay on as a producer..

Story, In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication.

In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late...