Steven Spielberg wants Chris Hemsworth for new movie ‘Robopocalypse’

The director has reportedly met with the 'Thor' star to discuss the lead role in his next movie

Chris Hemsworth is reportedly being lined up to star in Steven Spielberg‘s new movie Robopocalypse.

Spielberg has recently completed work on Lincoln, a biopic starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States, and Robopocalypse will be his next project as director. It will be the first science fiction film that Spielberg has helmed since 2005’s War Of The Worlds.

The film is based on Daniel H. Wilson‘s 2011 novel, which tells the story of the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic attack from its own artificial intelligence. The script has been written by Drew Goddard, who is best known for Cloverfield as well as TV work on Lost and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

According to Deadline, Spielberg met with Hemsworth recently and wants him to star in the movie. However, no “official offer” has been made and other roles in Robopocalypse also await casting.

Hemsworth, 28, began his career on Australian soap opera Home And Away before making a leap into movies with a small part in 2009’s Star Trek. His starring role in last year’s Thor positioned him as an action star and he has since appeared in Snow White And The Huntsman and Cabin In The Woods. He will begin shooting a sequel to Thor shortly.