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Steven Spielberg wants Chris Hemsworth for Robopocalypse

Jul. 20, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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Now that Steven Spielberg's four year long LINCOLN production is wrapping up, he can finally begin working on his adaptation of the novel ROBOPOCALYPSE.

Spielberg will direct from a screenplay by Drew Goddard (CLOVERFIELD, LET ME IN). The release date is already locked in for April 25, 2014.

Plot: Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, Robopocalypse is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us.

I am dying to see Spielberg tackle another science fiction tale. Combine the visual prowess of MINORITY REPORT with the visceral action of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, and ROBOPOCALYPSE has the potential to be extremely badass. Hemsworth has the chops and screen presence to lead this film. I hope they surround him with a good supporting cast.

What do you think of this casting news?

Source: Deadline

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3:50PM on 07/21/2012
Sounds like Spielberg was watching iRobot and thought 'Hmm, what if Will Smith was missing from this movie?' The premise does sound promising and Chris Hemsworth is fun to watch, I guess I'll give it a chance.

btw iRobot is one of my guilty pleasures.
Sounds like Spielberg was watching iRobot and thought 'Hmm, what if Will Smith was missing from this movie?' The premise does sound promising and Chris Hemsworth is fun to watch, I guess I'll give it a chance.

btw iRobot is one of my guilty pleasures.
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1:08PM on 07/21/2012
are they making this because nobody liked I. Robot?
are they making this because nobody liked I. Robot?
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3:00AM on 07/21/2012
What will happen when Hollywood gets tired of adapting novels? What's next? Video Games??
What will happen when Hollywood gets tired of adapting novels? What's next? Video Games??
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12:42AM on 07/21/2012

Looking Forward To It

The book was good and showed how our society is vulnerable to 'The Golden BB". It also had great individual vignettes and interesting characters.
The book was good and showed how our society is vulnerable to 'The Golden BB". It also had great individual vignettes and interesting characters.
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8:40PM on 07/20/2012
this sounds exactly like World War Z. I wonder which came first...
this sounds exactly like World War Z. I wonder which came first...
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2:57AM on 07/21/2012
lol i was thinking the same thing
lol i was thinking the same thing
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6:34PM on 07/20/2012

Terminator

Isnt that exactly the same thing as the terminator mythology? Dont get me wrong, I'm sure it'll be different and in very capable hands but that just sounds exactly like the terminator to me.
Isnt that exactly the same thing as the terminator mythology? Dont get me wrong, I'm sure it'll be different and in very capable hands but that just sounds exactly like the terminator to me.
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5:24PM on 07/20/2012
I read the book. I really want to see it as a mowie. I hope they get the mashines right.
I read the book. I really want to see it as a mowie. I hope they get the mashines right.
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