Robopocalypse is basad on the NY Times best selling novel by Daniel H. Wilson.
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DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox are in pre-production on the feature film "Robopocalypse", based on the New York Times best selling science fiction novel of the same name by Daniel H. Wilson. Principal actor casting is taking place in Los Angeles, and additional casting will take place in Montreal, Canada where shooting will take place beginning in March, 2013. All of the film's extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles will be hired in Canada.
Three-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will direct from an adapted screenplay written by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Drew Goddard. "Robopocalypse" explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising. The robots of the novel were inspired by real-world robotics research, and author Daniel H. Wilson has a PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. The film rights to the unpublished manuscript of the novel were acquired by Spielberg's DreamWorks Pictures in November, 2009. Published by Doubleday on June 8, 2011, the book soon appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Spielberg has hired Academy Award nominated production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas to help create the visual tone for the film and conceptualize its robotic elements.
DreamWorks Studios and Twentieth Century Fox are co-financing "Robopocalypse", and Fox will also handle non-USA distribution of the film. The movie will be released in North America by DreamWorks through Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group's Touchstone Pictures. Disney entered into a long-term, 30-picture distribution deal with DreamWorks by which DreamWorks' productions would be released through the Touchstone Pictures banner over the course of five years.
In addition to directing "Robopocalypse", Steven Spielberg will also produce the film with his production company Amblin Entertainment. Amblin is strictly an independent production company, and does not distribute its own movies, nor does it fully finance its productions. Although Universal Pictures distributes many Amblin productions, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group has also collaborated with Amblin in such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Arachnophobia," "Noises Off," "A Far Off Place" and "War Horse". Outgoing Fox chairman Tom Rothman will produce with Spielberg.
Set construction is underway at La Cite du Cinema studios in Montreal - Canada's largest film production facility. The budget for "Robopocalypse" is reported to be approximately $200 million. The release date has been set for April 25, 2014.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Debra Zane Casting
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Kenyon Wells Casting
7535 St. Denis
Montreal, QC H2R 2E7
Jane Rogers Casting
155 Kiowana Beach Rd
Meaford, ON N4I 1W5
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
100 Universal Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
100 Universal Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Twentieth Century Fox
10201 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively power ful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defense, and communications. In the early months, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - from a senator and single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s “smart” toys, to a lonely Japanese bachelor, to an isolated U.S. soldier - but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is far too late. Then, in the span of minutes, at a moment known later in history as Zero Hour, every mechanical device in our world rebels, setting off the Robot War that both decimates and for the first time in history, unites humankind.