Ryan Thomason

Ready for Some Spielberg Directed ‘Robopocalypse’?

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If a movie has not one, not two, but three big time studio support then you know for sure it’s going to get maximum hype from everywhere. Throw in the fact that Steven Spielberg is directing (once War Horse is finished) and you’ve got media hype potential out the wazoo.

Fox is coming aboard to co-finance DreamWorks’ Robopocalypse, Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi epic. While Disney will handle the domestic distribution and Fox tackling international. Hell, they’ve even set a release date already of July 3, 2013. SO yeah, a summer blockbuster attempt.

The movie is based on the book by Daniel H. Wilson, which I honestly had no idea bout until I read the news clipping. I’ve got it on order now so I know what the heck is going on here. Here is a synopsis of the BOOK, so how much of that will make it into the movie is still up in the air. I am interested as hell though, and I can’t wait to find time to read this book.

They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.

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.

When the Robot War ignites — at a moment known later as Zero Hour — humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.


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