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Old October 22 2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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Steven Spielberg to Direct Robopocalypse

Steven Spielberg is set to direct Robopocalypse, it was announced today by Mark Sourian and Holly Bario, Co-Presidents of Production for DreamWorks Studios. Based on the novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson, Spielberg will begin principal photography on the futuristic tale in January 2012. Disney's Touchstone will distribute the film in 2013.

Exploring the fate of the human race following a robot uprising, Robopocalypse has been adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71039

Oh my. What a silly movie title!
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Old October 22 2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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It's no Sharktopus.
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Old October 22 2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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Old October 23 2010, 08:40 AM   #4
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It's no Mant.

It's no Anaconda Vs Python.

It's no Aliens Vs Predator. (wait, that was a decent film)
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Old October 23 2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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The idea of Spielberg making movies doesn't excite me at all anymore.
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Old October 23 2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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I thought it said Robocopalypse, a Robocop sequel/remake. I was imagining a bunch of Robocops gone mad and the one true Robocop has to stop them. Which actually sounds good if done right. IMO
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Old October 23 2010, 04:01 PM   #7
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Well, it's the title of the book the movie is based on. Should they change the title?
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Old October 23 2010, 05:03 PM   #8
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Well, it's the title of the book the movie is based on. Should they change the title?
Only if they change it to "Robocalypse," which I think rolls off the tongue better.
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Old October 23 2010, 05:17 PM   #9
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That's how I read it initially, and didn't realize my mistake until now!

Man, does this sound dumb. Did Munich destroy his appetite for any more serious movies, ever?
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Old October 23 2010, 06:18 PM   #10
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Re: Steven Spielberg to Direct Robopocalypse

what happened to his Abraham Lincoln project? is that still being made or was it dumped?
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Old October 23 2010, 07:25 PM   #11
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Is Spielberg really going to direct this? Every year, there's always some announcement that he's going to direct a film and he never does. I believe it when I see it.
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Old October 23 2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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Well Ebert will be giving this a thumbs down, with his line of reasoning being "why did the director who made a movie about a nice robot boy make a movie about robot wars," which is what happened when Ebert tried to compare War of the Worlds to E.T.
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Old October 23 2010, 08:02 PM   #13
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Sounds like a potential Matrix prequel. I hope Keanu is not involved.

But I agree, the title sounds pretty silly.
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Old October 23 2010, 09:15 PM   #14
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Maybe if he was doing metalocalypse. Now I love to see his take on Murderface and Pickles...
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Old October 24 2010, 01:51 AM   #15
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an AU A.I.?
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