Robopocalypse cast starts to take shape

News Simon Brew
26 Sep 2012 - 06:44

Steven Spielberg is set to direct Robopocalypse next year. Ben Whishaw, Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway are joining him...

There are a couple of passages in Daniel H Wilson's novel Robopocalypse that, straight away, you can see would look really quite special on the big screen. It's not going to be the easiest book to adapt, with the narrative structure being a series of reports from the human fight against a robot uprising. But it seems that time has been taken to get a screenplay right, and Steven Spielberg is returning to the science fiction genre again to direct. This is good.

His cast for Robopocalypse has been moving into place, too. It'd earlier been revealed that Chris Hemsworth was in line for a role, and yesterday, news broke that Anne Hathaway was in talks for the female lead. The latest addition to the cast looks like being Ben Whishaw, who's about to be seen as Q in the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall.

Robopocalypse, which remains a horrible word to have to type out, is set to film next year, with a release set for the summer of 2014. There's still a bit more casting to do, and as more names are added, we'll keep you posted.


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