7. Robopocalypse is about a war between man and machine
Based on a novel by Daniel H. Wilson, the story of Robopocalypse is about a future where man and machines coexist, and robots are at the service of people, fulfilling their every need and whim. Strange little events take place around the world, as a mother is scared by her little baby’s rebellious toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor is victimized by his robot companion, and an isolated US soldier witnesses a pacification unit go haywire. Soon, the machine take control of the planet, and women and men come together to fight back
Find more details and a book excerpt at the official Robopocalypse site
5. Storyboards for Robopocalypse were made as the novel was still being written
Steven Spielberg was so excited when he first read excerpts from Robopocalypse that he asked designer Guy Hendrix Dyas to prepare detailed storyboards as pages were being turned in by novelist Daniel H. Wilson
4. Robopocalypse is going to be filmed entirely in Montreal, Canada
Set construction is expected to start in March, and the shoot is scheduled to take place between July and September. As we know, Spielberg likes to work fast
2. Spectacular action and thought provoking themes will mix in Robopocalypse
Spielberg It’s a movie about a global war between man and machine. I had a great time creating the future on Minority Report, and it’s a future that is coming true faster than any of us thought it would. Robopocalypse takes place in 15 or 20 years, so it’ll be another future we can relate to
Spielberg continued saying that Robopocalypse is about the consequences of creating technologies which make our lives easier, and what happens when that technology becomes smarter than we are. It’s not the newest theme, it’s been done throughout science fiction, but it’s a theme that becomes more relevant every year
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