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Mark Newton

We're still not sure if you'll ever actually see Steven Spielberg's live-action adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's science fiction novel Robopocalypse, but you can at least feast your eyes on some concept art.

Back in January 2013, it was announced that Robopocalypse had been indefinitely postponed due to concerns about the film's script and budget. Apparently, Spielberg felt the script, penned by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), needed more work and could not be delivered on the budget provided by the studio.

This was a bit of a shock at the time, since the project seemed to rocking along quite nicely. Prior to its postponement, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw had all been confirmed to star, with filming set to begin late 2012.

Now all of that appears to be on the backburner, although has been able to get their hands on some concept art for the project from artist Patrick Janicke. Check that out below:

Check out the Robopocalypse synopsis below:

In the future, robots have been created to serve Mankind. Archos, the 14th 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.

The last we heard about Robopocalypse was that Spielberg planned to develop a new script that would delay the movie for six to eight months. That was in January 2013, which suggests things are either taking longer than expected, or aren't happening at all.

Unfortunately, until we hear otherwise, this concept art might be all we actually see from the Robopocalypse adaptation.



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