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Steven Spielberg staging a “Robopocalypse” for 2013

Spielberg will helm an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s “Robopocalypse,” where humans fight back against a robot uprising. Deadline, which broke the story, says Spielberg will work from a Drew Goddard script, will begin shooting in January, and will have the film in theaters in 2013.
Those who want to know more about Wilson’s story will have to pick up the book this summer. Doubleday reportedly will publish the novel in June.
Spielberg’s decision, meanwhile, leaves a handful of interesting projects on the backburner. That rumored “Indiana Jones’ sequel that several key players have mentioned could be dead. Harrison Ford isn’t getting any younger, and fans have voiced their concerns over a Shia LaBeouf-led “Mutt” Williams story. Even LaBeouf mouthed off about “Crystal Skull,” so the wheels might have come off the franchise for good.
The other project that seemed likely but now likely is done is Spielberg’s oft-discussed Lincoln film. Anything’s possible. Spielberg can come back around to it at a later date. But Liam Neeson’s out of the running to play our nation’s 16th president, so Spielberg will have to go digging if and when he decides to stage that drama.


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