Mike Fleming over at Deadline is hearing from multiple sources that Steven Spielberg is courting Chris Hemsworth for his epic techno-thriller ‘Robopocalypse.’ According to the reports, Spielberg has met with the Aussie actor to discuss the project. However an “official offer” has yet to be made.
Scripted by Drew Goddard (‘Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Cloverfield’), the big budget project is based on Daniel H. Wilson’s best selling sci-fi novel about the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising.
The official for the novel as follows:
“Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. ”