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Chris Hemsworth Lands Robopocalypse
Steven Spielberg has his lead

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

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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.

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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

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

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