Steven Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth for Robopocalypse

Deadline is reporting that Steven Spielberg wants Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers star Chris Hemsworth to play the lead in Robopocalypse, the filmmaker’s adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s book.

The site says that there is no offer on the table yet, but the film is scheduled to hit theaters on April 25, 2014. The screenplay was adapted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield, “LOST,” “Alias”).

The book, about humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, is 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.