Ben Whishaw is the next actor touted to join Spielberg's Robopocalypse
Whishaw would play a hacker named Lurker. He would join Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth. None of the roles are confirmed yet, but that would make one hell of a cast.
Plot: In the near future, an increasingly robot-reliant society faces extinction after a computer scientist accidentally unleashes a sentient artificial intelligence named Archos. After failed attempts at making a non-homocidal artificial intelligence, the safeguards in a computer science lab are compromised. Archos, a supremely intelligent AI, becomes self-aware and immediately starts planning the decimation of human civilization in an attempt to preserve Earth's biodiversity. After infecting all penetrable networked electronic devices (cars, airplanes, elevators, robots, etc.) with a "precursor virus", Archos begins planning a systematic attack on the human race.
The novel was a ton of fun and would be one of the most action-packed movies Spielberg has done in years. Imagine MINORITY REPORT crossed with I, ROBOT. Whishaw is a great actor. He got his big break in Tom Tykwer's PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER and will soon appear in CLOUD ATLAS and as Q in Sam Mendes' SKYFALL. He also stars on the great BBC series THE HOURS.
I have been waiting for Spielberg to get back to making popcorn movies. Yeah, LINCOLN looks good and THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN was fun, but I want to see the Spielberg of the 80s using 21st century technology. How about you guys? Is ROBOPOCALYPSE shaping up to be awesome or what?
|Extra Tidbit:||PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER is a gem. Check it out if you haven't seen it.|