Ben Whishaw On His Involvement With Steven Spielberg's ROBOPOCALYPSE

After reportedly being eyed for a role in Spielberg's upcoming sci-fi adaptation Robopocalypse, Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) confirms that he has met with the director and they're "due to make" the movie.

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By Paul Romano - 10/28/2012


Last month, it was reported that British actor Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Cloud Atlas) was being eyed for the role of the hacker 'Lurker' in 20th Century Fox/Dreamworks' Robopocalypse, a science fiction thriller based on Daniel H. Wilson's novel of the same name. Now, speaking with I Am Rogue while promoting Cloud Atlas, Whishaw is asked about his involvement with the Steven Spielberg-directed film, which is expected to begin production early next year. "I am [appearing in Robopocalypse]. I don't really want to talk about it because I haven't had one hundred percent confirmation that it is happening, but I have met him. We're due to make it. Maybe it's a contractual thing because it's taken a while, but I think we're due to do it in London."

As for whether or not he has read the script yet, Whishaw says that he hasn't yet. "I've read the book. I gather it will be quite different from the book. But this was the problem; the script was sort of taking a while to get right."

Chris Hemsworth (Marvel's The Avengers) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) are both said to be in negotiations for the lead roles in Robopocalypse, which is set to hit theaters April 25th, 2014. Below is a plot synopsis for the story:

In the future, robots have been created to serve Mankind. Archos, the 14° version of an advanced Artificial Intelligence developed by the U.S. government, continuously deleted for displaying hostility towards humans, escapes from being destroyed and soon becomes a virus, downloading itself into every piece of A.I.-controlled technology in the planet, leading to a worldwide robot uprising where the humans caught in the chaos struggle to survive.










Source: I Am Rogue
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M3T4LL0 - 10/28/2012, 1:00 PM
First. BAHAHAHAHAHA!
ManofSteel22 - 10/28/2012, 1:01 PM
I kinda liked this guy in skyfall
CaptainAmerica31 - 10/28/2012, 1:11 PM
This movie sounds so generic
ManofSteel22 - 10/28/2012, 1:25 PM
so basically this film is i.robot and terminator rolled together
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/28/2012, 2:48 PM
This dude is awesome. It could be cool to see him in this film.

He was great in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Skyfall.

Have to watch Cloud Atlas too. He is in that also.
CyberBishop - 10/28/2012, 5:37 PM
@ SUPERMAN2013, It sure sounds like it..
commzod - 10/28/2012, 7:36 PM
I read this book, it was amazing. Much more depth than irobot. As long as don't stray to far from the core concept I think it will be great!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/28/2012, 10:04 PM
Not a fan of the Wachowski's, but Cloud Atlas was worth it! It's a film you'll buy and watch a multiple times on blu-ray(visual candy). Whishaw is great and I can't wait to see him in Bond! Please let this be Spielberg's return! Sorry, but some of Lincoln actually looks awful to me! Outside of Lewis..., Jones and Levitt look like they're trying too hard with bad wigs on(granted the period was about bad wigs)& I love JGL!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/28/2012, 10:06 PM
With due respect, I haven't seen Warhorse, so that might be a solid Spielberg, but yeah: Warhorse.
jingorot - 10/28/2012, 11:13 PM
really liked this guy in cloud atlas, he's a good actor.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/29/2012, 2:26 AM
Q: Im your new Quartermaster.
Bond: You must be joking?!
Boekelaar - 10/29/2012, 6:14 AM
The book was great, I'm fairly sure Spielberg had a hand in getting it written (he gets a special thanks).
The movie is actually, to me, more like an a-film version of Starship Troopers mixed in with Terminator and Walking Dead. I think it'll be great  but the whole time reading this I was thinking ''how the hell are they going to adapt this?'' It's awesome but just the style of the writing and how all the information is given wouldn't really work on screen, it might take them a few writers to really crack how to get this in a good format. But with Spielberg at the helm we're in for a good time no matter what. Don't know what you other guys are complaining about but I've loved all his recent films, especially Tin Tin and War Horse.

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