DreamWorks and Fox have almost come to a deal to co-finance the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi action feature “Robopocalypse” says Deadline.
Based on Daniel H. Wilson’s epic novel, the cautionary tale explores the fate of the human race after a robot uprising. Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, has grounded his tale in a heavy degree of authenticity derived from real robot technology. “Cloverfield” screenwriter Drew Goddard penned the most recent draft of the script.
Disney will release domestically and Fox will distribute the film overseas with a July 4th 2013 U.S. release being targeted. Fox and DreamWorks previously tried to team for Spielberg’s proposed and now defunct “Harvey” remake back in 2009.