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J.J. Abrams Producing Period Robot Movie 'Boilerplate'


J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner are tackling the tale of a robot set in the Victorian Age.

Paramount has picked up rights to “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel,” a graphic novel-picture book hybrid by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, the creators of comic book series “Heartbreakers,” for an adaptation to be produced by Abrams and his banner.

"Boilerplate" purports to tell the story of the world’s first robot, who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia, journeyed to the South Pole and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing on the battlefields of World War I.

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Ru4959d ago

Doesn't sound like a Oscar winning film in the making to me, but who know's?
Dont get me wrong I do love me some robots!

JL4959d ago

The last paragraph there in the description actually makes me think of Forrest Gump meets....Short Circuit or something lol with the hole "the robot did everything" type of approach, from meeting the president to fighting a war to journeying to the end of the earth to getting into movies.

On that note, never really been a Abrams fan so I don't exactly expect much from this. Of course I guess Star Trek was pretty good. Nonetheless I still keep low expectations for him.


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