Casting Call: Robopocalypse

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Published September 16, 2011

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

Vampires, werewolves, and other things that go bump in the night are getting passé. It’s high time that our movies go back to focusing on a different sort of terrifying, nonhuman creature—namely, the emotionless automatons we make ourselves. Enter Robopocalypse. Last year, blogs began reporting that Steven Spielberg might direct an adaptation Daniel H. Wilson’s sci-fi novel, which follows a group of humans struggling against a mechanical uprising. When the buzz began, Wilson’s novel hadn’t even been released yet.

12 months later, Robopocalypse is available in stores—and, as Deadline writes, Spielberg is bringing the novel to the big screen, along with some help from DreamWorks and Fox. Though movie is already scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 3, 2013, none of its characters have been cast yet. So who should play the human race’s last hope—and the bots out to destroy all mankind? Here’s who we suggest.