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03.12.10 16 Comments

For some reason, the internet loves to speculate on what Steven Spielberg will do next.  Once we crossed “take a huge bong load and play xBox” off the list, we wonder what movies he might direct.  The latest guess is that he’s looking at Robopocalypse.  If you’ll remember, that’s the as-yet-to-be-completed novel by Daniel Wilson, which takes the premise of Terminator and adds “realism.”  Because Daniel Wilson is a Ph.D. in robotics, you see.  Yes, that’s what Terminator was always missing.  Did I mention Daniel Wilson has written some other books?

  • How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion
  • How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Aliens, Ninjas, and Zombies
  • The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame: Muwahahaha!
  • Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown

And here I thought “bro-jitsu” was what those black guys were using to neutralize my extensive Aikido training. (Aikido: the useless martial art for dorks™).  Anyway, Deadline reports that Dreamworks has hired Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard to adapt Robopocalypse, and that it’s a “serious candidate” for Spielberg to direct.  But whatever Spielberg decides, it’s clear Drew Goddard has cemented his status as the go-to guy for obnoxious-people-run-from-stuff movies.

(Yep, this is the same Daniel Wilson).

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