Anne Hathaway May Face The 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth

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by Kevin Jagernauth
September 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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Before we get to the casting news, it appears that departing 20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman has landed on his feet quite nicely. He has been announced as a producer on Steven Spielberg's brewing "Robopocalypse," which will be jointly produced by DreamWorks and, you guessed it, 20th Century Fox. It will be his first collaboration with Spielberg, but given his long history with big budget pictures, it's a relationship that should develop quite nicely.

But now let's get to the good stuff. While Chris Hemsworth is being sought, and has entered negotiations for the movie, Anne Hathway is now in early talks for the female lead. So, to put it another way, Thor and Catwoman might be leading Spielberg's next movie. Not bad. Based on the book by Daniel H. Wilson and adapted by Drew Goddard, the thriller is set in the near future where robots are a part of everyday human life...until a sentient artificial intelligence underneath the ice in Alaska programs them to kill. No exact details on the characters, but as far as pairings go, it's hard to complain about that. Hemsworth has already proven his brawny leading man status, while Hathaway silenced haters with her sexy, snarky take on Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Production will get underway next year, with Spielberg contemplating an IMAX shoot for the picture, with an April 25, 2014 release for the movie lined up. [THR]

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  • Kindred Spirit | September 24, 2012 10:35 PMReply

    Anne Hathaway's recent career upswing is pretty impressive. She went from 2 back to back critical/financial bombs with Love & Other Drugs and One Day to the go-down-in-history-bad-Oscar-hosting-duties to playing a very believable and likeable Catwoman in a HUGE financial and critical success and may very well be nominated (or win) an Oscar this year. While I'm rooting for Adams to take home the gold, I think it's pretty cool that Hathaway is doing well after so many misguided attempts to become a leading lady/full fledged movie star. My only wish is to see that hack Tom Hooper never make a movie in Hollywood again!

  • kindred spirit | September 25, 2012 4:46 PM

    Just Saying "will you come?!"-- bet you didn't get that reference because you never saw The Master... too busy watching One Day on repeat. Also, with a production budget of $15 +, the film only grossed between 13-14 mil domestically and and 42 mil worldwide. That's not even account the amount of money that was spent on ads and marketing. Love & Drugs cost 30 mil to make and barely broken even domestically and didn't do great worldwide (70 mil) and again, that's not factoring in the extensive ad campaign this film had not to mention its pathetic awards season run. So if you call those "worldwide box-office hits", then you my friend are living in delusional land. Those are average-to-poor performing films. And I'm not doubting Hathaway's versatility... I think she is picking good roles as of late.

  • just saying | September 25, 2012 2:05 AM

    Kindred Spirit, Love and Other Drugs & One Day were worldwide box-office hits . These films didn't cost much to produce. Anne Hathaway will get the Oscar nomination for Les Miserables- not TDKR. Hathaway's great turn in TDKR will give her the edge over her competition ( it proves her versatility). Amy Adams' role is a nothing role in The Master, plus her performance is forgettable. I now know, why Reese Witherspoon turned down that female role.

  • C | September 25, 2012 12:47 AM

    I wouldn't consider her Oscar gig a bomb. Her performance alone was a decent hosting gig, but as a whole, it was a bomb thanks to the lackluster effort of her co-host, Franco. With what she was given, and how towards the end of the telecast she was basically left to host alone, she did a fairly good job. But my God, the Academy better nominate her this year for TDKR.

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