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ROBOPOCALYPSE: Michael Bay to Direct Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse Film

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Michael Bay Directing Robopocalypse

Director Michael Bay will be directing the film adaptation of Robopocalypse. Robopocalypse is a science fiction book written by Daniel H. Wilson and published in 2011. The storyline revolves around human beings regrouping after machines, which they had grown dependent on, suddenly turned on them, almost completely wiping them out.

The official plot synopsis to Robopocalypse:

In this terrifying tale of humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, Daniel H. Wilson has written the most entertaining sci-fi thriller in years.

Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, Robopocalypse is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us.

Warring robots is familiar ground for Michael Bay. To date, Bay has directed five Transformers films. Because of that particular filmography, Bay knows how to place human characters together with robotic counterparts and make their on-screen interactions work (regardless of how well the overall narrative of some of his film’s work).

Director Steven Spielberg was previously attached to direct this film but left the project over budgeting and script  issues in 2013. Spielberg is now attached to produce Robopocalypse.

The current film script for Robopocalypse was written by Drew Goddard. There is no word yet whether or not that will be the shooting script for the film or if it will go through re-writes.

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