J.J. Abrams Adds Old Fashioney Robot Film to His Plate

July 30, 2010

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Everyone knows history is super boring without robots. Thus, J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot company have announced plans to bring the graphic novel Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel to screens, presenting audiences with the robot-infused, revised past that could have happened were Skynet real and Victorian-era. Abrams will so far only produce the project, which Heat Vision reports, "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." Really takes the wind out of my Forrest Gump: Automaton script's sails.

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