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Steven Spielberg to Direct 'Robopocalypse' Adaptation

Post-apocalyptic feature based on Daniel H. Wilson novel.

Steven Spielberg will direct an adaptation of Robopocalypse for DreamWorks and Disney, the companies announced Friday.

The epic post-apocalyptic feature is based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson. Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard penned the screenplay.

The film will begin production in January 2012 for a release the following year through Touchstone.