Spielberg Announces Next Work

When Spielberg speaks, the media listens, and the heralded director recently announced a future project of his.  Set for a 2013 release, Spielberg will commandeer the film Robopocalypse.  Daniel H. Wilson penned the novel of which the film will be based off of.  Unfortunately the book is not yet released, but the story, at least at face value, does not appear to be anything new.  Robots take hold and revolt on their human constructors.  Hmmm…rhymes with Terminator.  It also sounds a little like IRobot (which doubled as an insomnia cure), but here’s hoping Robopocalypse isn’t as much of a snooze fest.

Fandango is reporting that with Steven Spielberg taking this on, it could put the next Indiana Jones flick a few years away.  Some fans of the fedora-donned hero may not be so bummed about that considering The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull fell well short of expectations and they don’t want a repeat.  I for one have a hard time seeing Harrison Ford wanting to do a fifth Indy flick three years from now.  After all, production on Robopocalypse doesn’t begin until January 2012.  Hey, if they shot Crystal Skull in two months, surely they can rock out a decent Indy by then, no?


5 Responses to “Spielberg Announces Next Work”

  1. Sean Ferguson

    I’m ready to see anything that Steven Spielberg directs. I really hope he does Indy first. Priorities man, priorities!

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    I’d rather see this and things more built up by Spielberg than another Lucas-approved sequel. Still, didn’t see this coming when I first heard about it. I’m still waiting for Tintin. Although I did want to see his Lincoln biopic, but that time has passed.

  3. Gregg

    No doubt, man! I enjoyed Crystal Skull much more the second time around…and every visit thereafter. I’m excited for another Indy but I fear that it won’t happen if Robopocalypse gets his top priority.

  4. Gerard Iribe

    Ugh. Indy is toast. RIP.

    Yeah, I’m looking forward to Tintin.

    I don’t really know what else he could do. Was Indy 4 the pic he directed? If so, what a bummer.

  5. Sean Ferguson

    I beg to differ. Indy is not toast. Indy just needs a good script and everything else will be fine. Yes Spielberg directed the fourth one but he also had to deal with a lot of sci fi stuff that Lucas wanted so it wasn’t exactly what he wanted. You can find out more if you want in my old franchise wars article.