Mechwolves attack in storyboards for Spielberg's long-delayed Robopocalypse

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Dec 23, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

Based on the 2011 novel by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse was due to be Steven Spielberg's next epic sci-fi flick, but it's currently stuck on pause due to screenplay and budget concerns.  Starring Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, it details a catastrophic robot uprising of A.I. insanity.  Here's some stunning storyboard art depicting a key action sequence in the script, written by Drew Goddard (World War Z, Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield).  

The art, drawn by Michael Anthony Jackson, depicts a stampede of insectoid Mechwolves, exo-skeletal cyborgs and human soldiers fleeing through a forest.

Here's the unofficial synopsis:

In the future, robots have been created to serve Mankind. Archos, the 14° version of an advanced Artificial Intelligence developed by the U.S. government, continuously deleted for displaying hostility towards humans, escapes from being destroyed and soon becomes a virus, downloading itself into every piece of A.I.-controlled technology in the planet, leading to a worldwide robot uprising where the humans caught in the chaos struggle to survive.

With Spielberg dropping his Navy SEAL biopic, American Sniper, rabid robo-fans were hoping this dropped project would be his next creation, but no word yet on its resurrection. 

Until then, dream on and indulge yourselves with these amazing images.

(Via Comic Book Movie)