The dude in this video is Daniel H. Wilson, writer of Robopocalypse, a book Spielberg will be adapting for his next directing project. Wilson, who previously published such gems as How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion, and How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Aliens, Ninjas, and Zombies, is still finishing Robopocalypse, his first novel, about, you guessed it, a robot uprising. Wilson’s robot war story is said to differ from all the others in that it’s “more realistic.” Because Wilson is a robotics PhD who wrote a book about ninjas and zombies, you see. I swear to God, that is the
“Robopocalypse embodies an imaginative story of a robot rebellion unleashed against the human race,” said Mark Sourian, who’s announcing the project with his co-prexy Holly Bario. “
Spielberg has two pictures he directed that are in post-production, Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be distributed in the U.S. on December 28, 2011 with War Horse following 5 days later. Spielberg will start shooting Robopocalypse in January, 2012 and Disney’s Touchstone will distribute in 2013.
Doubleday will publish the book June, 2011. Wilson is hot stuff, in the kind of hi-tech scifi terrain that was the domain of Michael Crichton. His rep, Justin Manask, is preparing to shop his next book, AMP, which is a near-future science fiction thriller set in a world where the technology to make the disabled whole, turns them into supermen. [Deadline]
Yes, I’m sure the guy who wrote Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown is exactly like Michael Crichton. You’ve done it again, Hollywood.