The multiple Oscar-winning filmmaker, Steven Spielberg has reportedly taken a meeting with Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers star Chris Hemsworth and decided that he wants the actor to play in his sci-fi/action film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s book, ‘Robopocalypse’.
With an official April 25th, 2014 release date, Robopocalypse is set to be Spielberg’s next directorial project after Lincoln.
The script for the film version was penned by Drew Goddard, while Wilson was writing the novel of robot-human conflict. Australian action hero, Hemsworth already had a large role in Goddard’s feature directing debut, The Cabin in the Woods.
Robopocalypse is a technological thriller set in the future about an artificial intelligence known as Archos who goes online and takes over a network of machines that humans use; he starts a rebellion and the human race must find a way to survive the Robot War.
As for Hemsworth, he recently completed work on Ron Howard’s Rush, in which he plays famed Formula 1 driver James Hunt, and in just a couple of months he will reprise his most famous role in Thor: The Dark World.