Even though he's seemingly done with the Transformers franchise, it looks like Michael Bay still has a soft spot for robots. The explosive director, for better or worse, has signed on to direct the long-in-the-works film adaptation of Robopocalypse, a project that Steven Spielberg was going to helm at one point.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay will be directing the film, which is based on the 2011 novel by Daniel H. Wilson. Spielberg was supposed to direct the film and it was supposed to come out in 2010, a year before the novel's release. However, the project had continually been delayed and Spielberg has since stepped down as a director, though he will be producing the film.
Thor star Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway were attached to the project back in 2010 but that might have changed when it got delayed. As of this writing, it's not yet clear who will be in the film, so we will have to wait for official casting news.
Before Robopocalypse, Bay will direct 6 Underground, which has a script from Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. No release date for Robopocalypse has been announced, while 6 Underground comes out in summer 2019.