Oct 29, 2004
DreamWorks Studios and Twentieth Century Fox to Partner on Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse”

DreamWorks Studios and Twentieth Century Fox will co-finance the science fiction epic “Robopocalypse,” to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The announcement was made today jointly by the two studios.

Capitalizing on the long holiday weekend, the film will be released on July 3, 2013, day and date worldwide. The Walt Disney Studio’s Touchstone Pictures will distribute the film domestically via its Touchstone Pictures with Twentieth Century Fox handling international distribution.

Exploring the fate of the human race following a robot uprising, “Robopocalypse” has been adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. DreamWorks acquired the rights to Wilson’s unpublished manuscript in November 2009. Published by Doubleday on June 8, 2011, the book soon appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list.