Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man Wins A Sequel
Relativity Studios has it in development
John Lithgow Talks Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
'They have completely reimagined it...'
Ken Jeong Will Try To Kill David Hasselhoff
In a new comedy alongside Hulk Hogan
Winona Ryder Says Show Me A Hero
Alfred Molina and more on for David Simon's new miniseries
Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark
A new indie CG 'toon take on the story
New Trailer For In Order Of Disappearance
Stellan Skarsgård has a revenge mission
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 July 2014
Comic-Con: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art Posters
Update: See the whole combined image
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Red Dawn (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chris Hemsworth Lands Robopocalypse
Steven Spielberg has his lead

20 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Chris Hemsworth Lands Robopocalypse

Who else could fight off an entire army of revolting robots than Thor himself? While we doubt he’ll be allowed to tote Mjolnir along with him, Chris Hemsworth is Steven Spielberg’s pick for his next big project, Robopocalypse.

Spielberg has been developing the techno-fear thriller, based on Daniel H Wilson’s novel, for some time now and Disney is looking to get it into cinemas on April 24, 2014.

The plot finds mankind finally perfecting artificial intelligence. But the new creation, Archos, decides that it should protect its new robo-life and all of its mechanical buddies from its human “masters” and promptly launches a war against us. Uh-oh. Somebody forgot the laws of robotics, eh? Several plot strands follow members of the resistance as they attempt to fight back.

Assuming Deadline’s report is accurate and Hemsworth has landed the lead, one person involved with the film will be very happy: writer Drew Goddard, who directed the Aussie actor in The Cabin In The Woods.

Between being James T Kirk’s dad, playing Thor, working with Joss Whedon and now Spielberg, Hemsworth is certainly building up some genre cred. He’s currently at work on Thor: The Dark World and will next be seen in Ron Howard’s Rush and the delayed Red Dawn reboot.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

McG Facing Ruin
Producing feature from Wes Ball's short
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

RE: Errmmm....
L: Morehumanthanhuman So, Disney does the Terminator, what next Disney reboots Alien? Spielberg is undoubtedly talented, but does anyone remember Ai? Its 2 and a bit hours of my life i'll never get back. w come on! A.I ain't that bad! I really enjoyed it. Okay it does get a little mindboggling toward the end, but it's still a solid science-fiction film with heart. And I love Teddy! More

Posted by Nexus Wookie at 00:12 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

Errmmm....
So, Disney does the Terminator, what next Disney reboots Alien? Spielberg is undoubtedly talented, but does anyone remember Ai? Its 2 and a bit hours of my life i'll never get back. More

Posted by Morehumanthanhuman at 20:48 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: does sound a bit like...
I think they make the relevant point in the piece - it sounds like I, Robot. The Asimov ref?  More

Posted by elab49 at 11:25 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

does sound a bit like...
Terminator doesn't it? As ever though, I have absolute faith in Mr Spielberg. he's just not very good at totally arsing things up. yeah, he needs to work on being a bit crap. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 10:56 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

Does anyone else think Hemsworth looks like a Wookie in that picture? More

Posted by waltham1979 at 08:48 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Classic Feature: Empire Meets Uwe Boll
'I'm probably the most hated director in the world right now.'

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)