Steven Spielberg has committed to directing an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's robot uprising novel as his next movie. Finally, the genre mastermind is back in the sci-fi saddle.
Spielberg sparked to the material last March, long before the novel was even completed—but as Wilson was turning in pages of the book, Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) was processing them into the screenplay and storyboards were being drawn. The finished product must've jazzed Spielberg, since he just decided to shoot Robopocalypse next January, aiming for a 2013 release.
As for the book itself, it'll be published in June 2011—while Wilson finishes his follow-up: Amp, which is set in a world where the technology to make the disabled whole turns them into supermen.
Steven Spielberg doing epic science fiction? All is right with the world.