With Lincoln yet to hit theaters, Steven Spielberg is already gearing up for his next movie, the sci-fi Robopocalypse. Adapted from Daniel H. Wilson novel, the pic will take place in the near-future as a self-aware artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and takes control over the global network of robots that regulates every aspect of everyday life.
We already know that Chris Hemsworth is set to star with Anne Hathaway circling the role of the female lead. Variety now reports that Ben Whishaw is being eyed by Spielberg to take on the role of a hacker named Lurker (oy). The rising star is mostly known for his role in the super-weird flick Perfume: The Story of a Murderer as well as his acclaimed turn in 2009′s Bright Star alongside Abbie Cornish. However, he is set to appear as the new Q in the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, as well as the much intriguing adaptation of Cloud Atlas.
The science-fiction premise of the movie certainly sounds like a lot of fun as everyone loves a good robot war. Let’s just hope this doesn’t turn into the terribly disappointing I-Robot. Steven Spielberg has directed some of the greatest blockbusters in Film history but let’s face it, he hasn’t been nearly as successful as of late. Let’s hope he gets back on track with Lincoln and then Robopocalypse.
Cabin in the Woods director and writer Drew Goddard is behind the screenplay and production is set to star next year for a tentative release date of April 25, 2014.
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