Michael Bay's Next Two Directing Gigs Are ROBOPOCALYPSE and 6 UNDERGROUND
Michael Bay has his next two film projects lined up. He will direct the feature film adaptation of Robopcalypse, which Steven Spielberg was previously attached to direct. Bay will also direct a film called 6 Underground from the screenwriters of Deadpool.
First of all, after Michael Bay's long stint with Transformers, I'd rather not see him direct Robopocalypse. His involvement doesn't get me excited at all for the film just because we've already seen what he does with robot movies. But apparently, Spielberg wanted him to direct it for some reason.
Robopocalypse will be an adaptation of a novel written by Daniel H. Wilson, the screenplay for which was written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield). Here's the story description:
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.
Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway were in talks to join the project when Spielberg was involved, but I don't know if that's still the case.
As for the other film, 6 Underground, it's based on a spec script written by Deadpool and Deadpool 2 scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. There are no details on the story, but it's said to be an action movie based on an original idea.
What are your thoughts on Michael Bay's next two film projects? Do you think he'll do a good job with Robopocalypse? I guess this means he's not going to direct Lobo for DC.