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If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, Canada will be the harbinger of robotic doom. Actually I've never said that, not even once. But apparently Steven Spielberg sees the robo-chaotic potential our neighbor to the north as he has just decided to shoot much of his upcoming 'Robopocalypse' in Montreal. The film, based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson, will track humanity's downfall after the inevitable robot uprising. No specific plot details have been mentioned, but I'm guessing the iPhone will be the catalyst for the robo revolt. The film is slated to begin shooting next summer in the hopes of meeting its July 3, 2013 global release. Apparently Quebec campaigned well for the honor, beating out alternative locations like Michigan and Oklahoma. Because when I think "robots," I think "Oklahoma."
It's absurd how excited I am for this film. While yes, Spielberg is a living legend and a director who often delivers great spectacle and all that jazz, I'm simply stoked to know a blockbuster film is going to be released called 'Robopocalypse.' This title conjures images of exploitation VHS sitting on the shelves of my local videostore. I imagine 'Robopocalypse' being situated between 'Robot Holocaust' and a hopelessly mis-shelved 'Death Wish 4.' I'm also a sucker for post-apocalyptic movies and it'll be nice to see a cinematic cateclysm brought about by something other than zombies or nuclear war for a change. I'm glad they didn't feel the need to change the title from that of the book and call the film something more aloof or grandiose like 'Fall of Man' or 'Metal Heart' or...'Siri.'
Is anyone else a fan of schlocky post-apocalyptic films from the 80s? Doesn't this title rock?