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Ben Whishaw Sought For Robopocalypse
He's on Spielberg's list

26 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Team Robopocalypse – led by the part-man-part-android-all-directing machine that is Steven Spielberg – appears to be in full-on cast hunting mode, with Chris Hemsworth already in negotiations and Anne Hathaway mulling an offer. Today brings word that Skyfall’s Ben Whishaw is also being sought to play one of the leads.

According to Variety, Whishaw has not yet received his own offer, but that he’s at the top of DreamWorks’ list to play the hacker character known as Lurker.

The London-based tech troublemaker is one of the bigger strands in Daniel H. Wilson’s narrative, as he catches the electronic eye of artificial intelligence Archos. When the machine brain starts to turn robots against their human masters, he’s a key part of the fightback.

Drew 'Cabin In The Woods' Goddard has written the adaptation and Spielberg will be kicking off the shoot once his press rounds for Lincoln are complete. The film will be out in April 2014.

Whishaw will get his fill of gadgets for now as Q in Skyfall and he’s also part of Cloud Atlas's sprawling ensemble cast, set to touch down here on February 22.

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RE: Ben Whishaw Sought For Robopocalypse
Just finished reading the book a couple of days ago, slick, well-written stuff I gotta say. But the adaptation deserves an R-rating as far as I'm concerned. Can't see that happening. Oh, and Whishaw would be a good addition to any flick. More

Posted by Kazuya at 11:58 on 27 September 2012 | Report This Post

The book on which this is based is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended! More

Posted by grucl at 09:45 on 27 September 2012 | Report This Post

Is it just me, or is this a genuinely shit title (in whatever form of media)? I mean seriously....Robopocalypse....For God's sake!!!! More

Posted by Resurgam 2566 at 19:42 on 26 September 2012 | Report This Post

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