Way back in 2009, Dreamworks Pictures acquired the rights to Daniel H. Wilson’s sci-fi novel ‘Robopocalypse’. Drew Goddard, who is currently working on Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ for Netflix and ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ spinoff ‘The Sinister Six’ for Sony, was brought on to write the script for Steven Spielberg’s return to the genre. Names like Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Wishaw were even attached to star. By 2011, the film was set to be released in July 2013. After some roadblocks, it was pushed back to 2014. Finally, the film was put on hold indefinitely about a year ago in order to find ways to cut costs. Now, after lying dormant for quite some time, some new material from the film has surfaced.
Before you get your hopes up, I have to mention that the film is not yet back on. Rather, Comic Book Movie has uncovered some storyboards for the film done by Michael Anthony Jackson. These boards show off a pretty epic action sequence involving a chase through the woods. Just from these pictures, you can get an idea of just how expensive things were prior to the project getting put on the shelf. You can take a look at this scene that could have been in the gallery below:
While these storyboards definitely look legit, many outlets are still weary concerning their authenticity considering the source from which they came. Whether if it actually is the real deal or not, it still looks like a pretty cool sequence. If this scene does remain in the movie when production gets rolling again, chance are that it could change drastically since the budget needed to come down a considerable amount. Until we find out one way or the other, here’s more info on the story courtesy of this unofficial synopsis:
In the future, robots have been created to serve Mankind. Archos, the 14° 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.
What do you think about this potential first look at Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’? Are you disappointed that the film hasn’t been able to come out yet? Let us know in the comments.