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Steven Spielberg Wants Chris For “Robopocalypse”

This is one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood. And now, after critic- and fan-lauded star turns in Thor, The Avengers, and Snow White And The Huntsman, Chris Hemsworth will be possibly working with Steven Spielberg. Amid much secrecy (including assumed names), Spielberg met and now wants Hemsworth in his next helming effort Robopocalypse, the big technothriller which is sure to become the director’s next big global popcorn film. The Disney-Fox-DreamWorks’ actioner is releasing worldwide on April 25, 2014.

The script based on the Daniel H. Wilson epic novel about the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising was most recently adapted by hot screenwriter Kario Salem, who has been rewriting Drew Goddard. Robopocalypse puts Spielberg back into the large-scale terrain that is important in his relationship with Reliance. Now Hemsworth would be Spielberg’s first casting on the film. (There’s no official offer on the table yet).

But Robopocalypse is so big, it needed two studios – or so Hollywood joked – so DreamWorks and Fox did a deal to co-finance the pic. Deadline broke the story that Spielberg was eyeing the novel as a directing vehicle before he chose “War Horse” as his first film under DreamWorks 2.0′s financial deal with Reliance and distribution deal at Disney. Deadline also revealed first that Spielberg had committed to direct it. At that time, the novel wasn’t finished, but Spielberg was so excited about the book that it was already being storyboarded and designed as Wilson was turning in pages and Goddard was translating them into the screenplay. Doubleday published the book in June. (Source)