Looks like Michael Bay might be taking over Robopocalypse directing duties from Steven Spielberg. For a long, long time Spielberg was trying to adapt Daniel H. Wilson's quite good book with a goofy-ass title and he got close. I remember reading an interview with Spielberg during that process and he was genuinely excited about the adaptation process, just said the script wasn't quite there yet and someone else was coming in to do another pass.

Then it just seemed to fade into the background as Spielberg focused on his more drama-centric stuff like Bridge of Spies, War Horse and most recently The Post. 

The book reads like World War Z, but instead of a zombie apocalypse it's a... well, you know what the title is. But it's told in that oral tradition style that World War Z did so well. 

Michael Bay is a bit... heavy-handed... to do this, but we do know he loves robots at war. The problem is the reason you'd make this particular story isn't the backdrop, but the character work in the human story. Can Bay be trusted with that? I'm not so sure. 

Variety reports that Bay would make Robopocalypse after a mysterious action film called 6 Underground, written by Deadpool's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, so it's at the very least a couple years away still if it happens at all. But it is interesting. What do you guys think of this development?