Things have definitely picked up when it comes to Steven Spielberg’s new film, Robopocalypse! Read on for the latest including some possible casting news. Dig it!
According to Variety Ben Whishaw, who stars in WB’s Cloud Atlas and plays Q in Sony’s upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, is being eyed for a key role in Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse, which is a co-production between DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox.
Whishaw has not received an official offer yet, but sources tell Variety that he has been at the top of DreamWorks’ list since the casting process began to play a hacker named Lurker. Chris Hemsworth is in negotiations to star, while Anne Hathaway has been approached for the female lead.
Exploring the fate of the human race following a robot uprising, Robopocalypse has been adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. DreamWorks acquired the rights to Wilson’s unpublished manuscript in November 2009. Published by Doubleday on June 8, 2011, the book soon appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
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