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Steven Spielberg talks ROBOPOCALYPSE and LINCOLN

Steven Spielberg recently sat down with Empire Magazine to talk about some of his upcoming projects, Lincoln and Robopocalypse

Here is what the legendary director had to say about the Presidential biopic: 

"We start shooting in October. Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team Of Rivals is much too big a book to be a movie, so the Lincoln story only takes place in the last few months of his Presidency and life. I was interested in how he ended the war through all the efforts of his generals...but more importantly how he passed the 13th Amendment into constitutional law. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war powers act and could have been struck down by any court after the war ended...But what permanently ended slavery was the very close vote in the House of Representatives over the 13th Amendment - that story I'm excited to tell."

He goes on to talk about the visual style of Lincoln:

"Amistad is much more visual than Lincoln is going to be. It feels very much like a procedural. It shows Lincoln at work, not just Lincoln standing around posing for the history books...arguably the greatest working President in American history doing some of the greatest work for the world."

Spielberg then talked about Robopocalypse:

"It reminded me of Michael Crichton. I'm in pre-production on it right now. I'm hoping to start shooting the picture some time in '12. I don't exactly know when, hopefully some time this summer, for a '13 release."

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn arrives in theaters on October 26. For more of the interview check out the new issue of the magazine. What are your thoughts?

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