Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Spielberg Eyeing IMAX and 3D For ROBOPOCALYPSE!

"Good so far" news coming directly from Steven Spielberg on what options he's investigating for his next movie, ROBOPOCALYPSE.

Says Spielberg: "I'm going to do an IMAX camera test, [both] a 2 and 3D test for my next movie 'Robopocalypse,' and I haven't decided whether I'm going to use the IMAX cameras, and I haven't decided whether it's going to be 2D or 3D yet, but I am in September going to start doing some tests."

Shooting will reportedly take place in Montreal (Mel's Cité du Cinema Studios) with a very healthy budget of $200 million. The studio's owner, Michel Trudel broke the story to the CBC back in November.

Here's the storyline from the best selling book:
In the near future, an increasingly robot-reliant society faces extinction after a computer scientist accidentally unleashes a sentient artificial intelligence named Archos. After failed attempts at making the AI less intelligent, Archos becomes self-aware and immediately takes steps to stop the Earth's destruction. Since humans have been polluting the Earth (determined to be the only source of life in the galaxy), Archos makes them his prime target. By infecting all devices that are chip controlled (cars, elevators, robots, etc.), Archos begins a systematic attack on the human race. Small bands of survivors find ways to circumvent the eradication and survive without the modern technology. This is a story of those survivors in the months and days leading up to and following Archos' date of attack, Day Zero.

Personally, I think ROBOPOCALYPSE is begging to be in 3D and of course IMAX 3D too. C'mon Steve!

Sources: Yahoo | CBC

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