Ben Wishaw, best known for performances in films like I'm Not There and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, is said to be in serious consideration for a major role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming Robopocalypse, according to a story at Variety. The news arrives on the heels of yesterday's report that suggested Anne Hathaway would be joining Chris Hemsworth in the adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's sci-fi novel, officially described as follows:
Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, "Robopocalypse" is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us.
Wishaw, who can soon be seen in both Skyfall and Cloud Atlas, would play Lurker, an expert hacker.
Robopocalypse is planned to shoot next year for an April 25, 2014 release.