If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Listen up, fans of robot uprisings that threaten the survival of the human race. For quite some time now, Steven Spielberg has been working on, and is in the very early development stages of, an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's sci-fi novel 'Robopocalypse' for Disney/Dreamworks. The screenplay for the film was put together by 'Cabin in the Woods' Drew Goddard and the movie is currently looking at an April 14th, 2014 release date. Early this summer, it was revealed that Spielberg was mighty impressed with Chris Hemsworth, in both 'Cabin' and 'The Avengers,' and was interested in casting the Aussie actor in the lead. Now it appears the female lead has also been scooped up, by another summer superhero movie presence. Anne Hathaway confirmed in an interview with Empire that...
"If Robopocalypse happens I will be in it, and I believe it’s quite real, though you never want to hang your hat on anything.”
Hoora--wait, what? If it happens? Did I miss something? I mean, sure, they haven't finished pre-production or anything, and the project could still evaporate, but up to now I was unaware of any uncertainty of its getting finished. It has a release date, it has a script, and Spielberg wants to do it. I'd say that constitutes favorable odds that the film will happen. All that aside, I love the idea of Anne Hathaway in this movie. Let's run a check: robots, an apocalypse, Thor, and now Catwoman? My only disappointment is that the movie is set to come out in April of 2014. One because it sounds like it would kill it in the summer months, and two because it means I have to wait damn near a year and a half to see it. Hathaway isn't just beautiful, she's an incredible actress. When she was Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises,' it wasn't just the leather suit that captured our attention. My guess is that she just has a very cautious agent who has advised her to not take this as a given, but I have no reason to suspect 'Robopocalypse' won't happen...both the movie and the actual downfall of mankind at the hands of cyborg armies. Crazy? Perhaps.
What do you guys think? Excited Hathaway is on board? Do you have any reason to believe 'Robopocalypse' won't happen?