We’ve known for a while now that Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse movie, based on the book by Daniel H Wilson is in limbo – although still not dead in the water (here).
Spielberg wasn’t impressed with Drew Goddard’s script as well as conderns over the cost of making it, depite Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishawalready signed on.
However, despite being put on hold, it seems that the concept art was up and running… and here’s a tantalising taste of what almost was.
Synopsis – In the future, robots have been created to serve Mankind. Archos, the 14th 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.
Concept art by Patrick Janicke