Steven Spielberg eyes Robopocalypse

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The third and final film in the live action series directed by Michael Bay, "Dark of the Moon" is the sequel to 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn and Tyrese Gibson all return to their roles as the Autobots race to find a Cybertronian spacecraft that's landed on the Moon before the the Decepticons get to it. The secrets hidden here could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle. Meanwhile new cast additions include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey and John Malkovich.

September 22nd, 2010

Steven Spielberg is considering a directorial role on 'Robopocalypse'.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is lining up the project - based on a forthcoming novel by Daniel H. Wilson - which has been optioned by DreamWorks, with reports the studio is "in a frenzy" about the potential of the movie.

A source told Vulture blog: "With DreamWorks, everything is potentially a Steven project - until it's not. That's why everyone's in a frenzy trying to read it."

The project was optioned by the studio back in November 2009, and is believed to be a realistic portrayal of a possible robot uprising.

It is one of a number of robot-related projects being created by DreamWorks - 'Transformers 3' is due to be released earlier next year, while 'Reel Steel', a movie about robot boxing, is due to hit cinemas in November 2011.

Steven is currently filming 'War Horse' - the tale of a boy who goes to the battlefields of World War I to find his beloved horse - and is attached to work on sci-fi movie 'Interstellar', due for release in 2012.