By Colin Greten
The adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s science fiction novel, “Robopocalypse” is not set to be released until 2014, but the film is already starting to get attention. Steven Spielberg has already signed on to direct and produce the DreamWorks feature, in which robots take over a computer-dependent society in the near future.
Film executive Tom Rothman has also been announced as a producer by a DreamWorks press release yesterday (via Deadline), after he resigned as Fox Filmed Entertainment’s Co-Chairman and CEO last week.
Although Rothman is a big name in the Hollywood ranks, news that has fans excited is the rumor that Anne Hathaway is now the frontrunner to play the female lead alongside the already attached Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”).
DreamWorks did not confirm the Hathaway speculation, but it is rumored that she is Spielberg’s top choice to play the part. After doing mostly romantic comedies and serious dramas, Hathaway proved her versatility in playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in last summer’s action packed “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Although “Robopocalypse” promises to be just as action packed, until it is officially announced, Hathaway’s involvement is still just speculation at this point. Stay tuned for more developments as the film’s production gets closer.
“Robopocalypse” is currently scheduled for a April 25, 2014 release.
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