Steven Spielberg has committed to directing Robopocalypse, Deadline reports. The project, scripted by Drew Goddard, is an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s upcoming novel about “the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising”.
Spielberg will begin shooting the film in January 2012, with a release expected in 2013. The novel will be published by Doubleday in June, 2011.
“Robopocalypse embodies an imaginative story of a robot rebellion unleashed against the human race,” said Mark Sourian, who’s announcing the project with his co-prexy Holly Bario. “This is a project we immediately sparked to and with Steven directing it we knew it was in the best possible hands to bring it to worldwide audiences.”