Michael Bay Looking To Direct Robopocalypse

Michael Bay

by James White |
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Michael Bay just can't quit the robot action. Though apparently staying firm to his decision to step away from the Transformers franchise, the director is now in talks to take over a project that has lingered on Steven Spielberg's typically crammed to-do list for a few years. If he makes a deal, Bay will direct Robopocalypse.

The adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's tale of humans trying to survive in the wake of a technological terror uprising, has been through the scripting hands of Drew Goddard for one, and has been a passion project of Spielberg. But as other projects reared their heads, and the screenplay needed re-writes, he's consistently pushed it back on his schedule. Now, he's ready to hand it off all together, which is more than a little disappointing.

Bay, of course, was his choice to kick-start the Transformers movies, and he's gone on to put out a series that has seen (mostly) big box office success and plenty of critical lambasting. So we suppose it makes sense that Spielberg would entrust him with a different type of robo-story.

Robopocalypse remains at the talks stage for now, but in more concrete Bay news, he's now officially aboard a mysterious new action movie called 6 Underground. Written by Deadpool duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it's reportedly an original idea from the writers, but no details have been revealed yet. That one has the backing of Skydance and is scheduled to shoot this summer.

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