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Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth for 'Robopocalypse'


Like anyone sensible, Steven Spielberg wants Thor at his side for the impending robot wars.

Deadline reports the director recently had a clandestine meeting (with "assumed names" and all, supposedly) with Chris Hemsworth, and having ascertained that the Snow White and the Huntsman star is just as hunky as he'd dreamed, Spielberg wants him for the lead in Robopocalypse.

Based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson, the film has a script from Cabin in the Woods and Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and it sounds like pretty much what you'd expect from something called Robopocalypse: Man makes a bunch of robots, robots revolt, man fights back because no machine can crush the indomitable spirit of man, etc. Though Spielberg has been working on the project since late 2010, production on Lincoln slowed development for some time, so there's little else to report for now. But if you're a Los Angeles waiter, and you recently thought the party calling themselves "Chip" and "Merv" looked a lot like an Asgardian and the director of Schindler's List, you were probably right.

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