According to Deadline Steven Spielberg will return to sci-fi with Robopocalypse, which follows the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising.
Robopocalypse has been on Spielberg’s mind for a while, but the novel by Daniel Wilson was not finished when he was looking for a new project, so the director decided to make the WWI epic War Horse instead. Meanwhile, Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard has been working on the screenplay, which Spielberg will now shoot in January 2012.
This means we can expect a sci-fi tentpole movie from Spielberg in 2013, which will be 8 years since his last sci-fi outing with War of the Worlds in 2005. The Robopocalypse book will be published in June, 2011 so we will be able to find out what attracted Spielberg in the first place.
Both War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn are in post-production and both will be released in December 2011. Now that Peter Jackson is occupied with The Hobbit Spielberg may return to direct the Tintin sequel which was originally intended for Jackson. Filming on the first movie only took 30 days so Spielberg may find time sometime in 2011, which WETA then taking over for all the Avatar-type post production work.