Steven Spielberg has dabbled in science fiction on many occasions before, but the 64 year old movie brat is not done with the genre yet- get ready for ‘Robopocalypse’! Spielberg has been attached to the project for a while, but now it is a stone cold fact that he will be directing it and that the film will be released July 3 2013 (pending unforeseen circumstances). The movie is set to be so big that Dreamworks have made a deal with Fox for help financing it. Based on Daniel H. Wilson's novel, ‘Robopocalypse’ centers on humanity's fight for survival against a massive robot uprising. As if the title didn’t tell you all you needed to know anyway.
Despite, perhaps, not making an out and out classic since ‘Saving Private Ryan’, Spielberg is still probably the most famous living film director. Since 2005 he has only one feature to his name and that feature is the much maligned fourth instalment of the Indiana Jones series. The fact that he is still the man most synonymous with the profession of directing is either testament to the brilliance of some of his earlier works or a sad indictment of contemporary Hollywood. Probably a bit of both. Anyhoo, Speilberg is back with a vengeance in the coming years, and he seems intent on adding another classic to his résumé. As well as ‘Robopocalypse’, he also has coming out soon; ‘War Horse’, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ (both of which are set for release later this year) and his much anticipated Lincoln biopic starring Daniel Day Lewis. If he can’t make a classic with the juicy combination of greatest living actor and most iconic American president, then he really has lost his touch.