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Concept art for Steven Spielberg’s stalled Robopocalypse is pretty cool…

July 6th, 2015 by Marc Comments


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

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Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….