Anne Hathaway has emerged as Steven Spielberg's top choice to play the female lead in his upcoming sci-fi epic "Robopocalypse" at DreamWorks and Touchstone Pictures reports Deadline.
Based on Daniel H. Wilson's novel, the cautionary tale explores the fate of the human race after a robot uprising. Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, has grounded his tale in a heavy degree of authenticity derived from real robot technology.
Drew Goddard adapted the script while Chris Hemsworth is already set as the male lead. Outgoing Fox chief Tom Rothman has also come onboard as a producer.
Shooting kicks off early next year for an April 25th 2014 release.