Jul 30 2010J.J. Abrams Adds Old Fashioney Robot Film to His Plate

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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.

Reader Comments

JJ Abrams only makes one kind of movie, he just gives em different titles.

Makes me think of this

http://blog.danieltoo.com/post/313380649/what-do-you-do-when-your-war-buddy-dies

Weak sauce guys. Just make an Atomic Robo movie

Now the often overlooked history about our great robot ancestor's contribution to killing all Humans can finally be told... Its truly a great day for you all to bite my shiny metal ass.

JJ Abrams SUCKS!!!

/that's it

Boilerplate? It's called Boilerplate? The term for a text that is so generic, it can have different names plugged in and work exactly the same? The term film critics use to describe a movie so unimaginative and redundant that it reeks of focus groups and studio interference?

Yeah, this bodes well.

Want to say "faek 'nd ghey"...but its J.J. Abrams and I'm a LOST fanboy.

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