‘Robopocalypse’ storyboards from Steven Spielberg project show robots, humans

Robopocalypse was set to be Steven Spielberg’s next sci-fi action thriller, but it has been postponed for an indefinite time.

robopocalypse novelIt would’ve starred Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World), Ben Winshaw (Skyfall) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises).

At the beginning of this year, Steven Spielberg announced an indefinite postponement of his big-budget sci-fi adaptation of Robopocalypse.

Based on the 2011 book by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse was penned by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods).

Spielberg’s spokesman Marvin Levy said back in January that Robopocalypse was “too important and the script is not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what is possible.”

Below are some storyboards that artist Michael Anthony Jackson created for it.

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.

 

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