Steven Spielberg May Summon the ROBOPOCALYPSE

     March 12, 2010


Steven Spielberg may lead the robot uprising and make his next movie RobopocalypseDeadline reports that after the fizzled attempts to remake Harvey or adapt the Matt Helm books, Spielberg may now have his sights set on Drew Goddard’s (Cloverfield) adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s comic how-to guide about the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising (which is redundant; I’m pretty sure all robot uprisings result in apocalypse).

Keep in mind, there are plenty of other projects Spielberg could choose.  He could choose to finally pluck his Abraham Lincoln-Civil War movie out of development hell, move on the George Gershwin biopic starring Zachary Quinto (although Deadline says that’s unlikely), or he could adapt Flowers for Algernon with Will Smith, the adventure book series The 39 Clues, Michael Crichton’s Pirates Latitude, Michael Morpugo’s War Horse, or anything else he wants because he’s Steven Spielberg and his movies have made more money than most small countries.

As we all play the waiting game, hit the jump for the full description of Robopocalypse‘s source material, How To Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion.

book_cover_how_to_survive_a_robot_uprising.jpgHere’s the product description for Wilson’s book which is serving as the source for Robopocalypse:

An inspired and hilarious look at how humans can defeat the inevitable robot rebellion—as revealed by a robotics expert.

How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and then deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous “smart” house, or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies? In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches worried humans the keys to quashing a robot mutiny.

From treating laser wounds to fooling face and speech recognition, besting robot logic to engaging in hand-to-pincer combat, How to Survive a Robot Uprising covers every possible doomsday scenario facing the newest endangered species: humans. And with its thorough overview of current robot prototypes—including giant walkers, insect, gecko, and snake robots—How to Survive a Robot Uprising is also a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics. Full of cool illustrations, and referencing some of the most famous robots in pop-culture, How to Survive a Robot Uprising is a one-of-a-kind book that is sure to be a hit with all ages.

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