Steven Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth To Star In Robopocalypse

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-07-20 00:41:07discussion comments
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It would seem that Steven Spielberg has an interest in having the power of Thor involved in Robopocalypse.

Deadline has learned from insiders that the multiple Oscar-winning filmmaker has taken a meeting with Chris Hemsworth and decided that he wants the actor to star in his sci-fi/action film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's book. The director has been attached to the project since late 2010, with Drew Goddard working on the script while Wilson was writing it. In a strange twist of fate, should Hemsworth agree to star in the movie it would actually be a reunion, as the performer had a large role in Goddard's feature directing debut, The Cabin in the Woods. The film tells the story of an apocalyptic future where robots have become sentient and take over society, leaving the human race no other option than to fight back.

This has been a very busy year for Hemsworth. In addition to the aforementioned Cabin in the Woods, the Aussie star reprized his role as the God of Thunder in Joss Whedon's The Avengers and played the titular male lead in Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman. He earned acclaim for all three turns and already has a packed upcoming schedule. He recently completed work on Ron Howard's Rush, in which he plays famed Formula 1 driver James Hunt, and in just a couple months he will be once again strapping on his Asgardian armor for Thor: The Dark World (which is being helmed by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor).

DreamWorks has already announced that Robopocalypse will be released on April 25, 2014. Earlier today we learned that Spielberg's next film, Lincoln, will be in limited theaters on November 9th and expand into more cinemas the following week.
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