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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ Pushed Back to 2014

Robopocalypse
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After the massive success of ‘The Avengers,’ Fox and Disney have decided to shift their schedule around a bit, moving Steven Spielberg‘s robot epic to April 25, 2014 — the same weekend that ‘The Avengers’ released this year.

Looking to make their 2014 summer as profitable as possible, Deadline reports that Fox and Disney – who are producing the film in tandem, though Disney will release the film in the U.S. – has moved Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse‘ to the end of April in 2014, making the film the big summer blockbuster kick-off.

‘Robopocalypse’ was previously scheduled for July 3, 2013, but that slot has now been taken by a 3D re-release of ‘Independence Day.’ It looks like the execs at Fox have been doing their homework — first by following in the footsteps of ‘The Avengers,’ and now trying to duplicate the success of the 3D ‘Titanic’ re-release.

Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ is based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson, with a script from ‘Cabin in the Woods’ and Joss Whedon collaborator Drew Goddard.

The film tells the story of a not-so-distant future where man has come to rely heavily on robots. As these things go, a scientist inadvertently creates a sentient bot that unleashes hell on society, and the film focuses on the aftermath of the robot uprising.

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