Steven Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth to Lead 'Robopocalyse'
by Ethan Anderton
July 20, 2012
Last fall, it was confirmed that Steven Spielberg would finally take on an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson sci-fi novel Robopocalypse as his next project (following the completion of Lincoln) with Fox and DreamWorks teaming up to finance the tentpole film. But since then, the only solid update we've heard came from Fox's announcement of an April 25th, 2014 release date (as the studio tries to make summer happen in April instead of May). Now Deadline has word that Spielberg has his eye on a leading man for the film with Chris Hemsworth being his top choice to star in the film about an apocalyptic robot uprising.
No official offer has been made yet, but Hemsworth is definitely Spielberg's choice to take on the story of a robot rebellion against the human race in a future where the machines do both our literal and figurative dirty work; that is until a sentient piece of artificial intelligence reprograms them to become self-aware and fight back. It'll be nice to see Spielberg back on a giant sci-fi action tentpole like this, and Hemsworth has only continued to impress me since his breakthrough performance in Thor. There's likely plenty more roles left to be filled, so hopefully we're hear more on Robopocalypse soon. Stay tuned.