March 24, 2017

J.J. Abrams linked to ‘Boilerplate’ robot movie

HollywoodNews.com: J.J. Abrams has just picked up his next film, which will be a period robot movie set in the Victorian Age.

Paramount has secured the rights to “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel” and have attached Abrams to produce the film, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The film “purports to tell the story of the world’s first robot, who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fought alongside Terry 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.”

The film will be based off the graphic novel-picture book hybrid by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

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