Abrams To Bring History’s Mechanical Marvel To The Big Screen

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JJ Abrams’ production company may be called Bad Robot, but its latest project is the story of a very good robot indeed: Boilerplate, History’s Mechanical Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter has news that Paul Guinan and Anita Bennett’s alternate history tale about the world’s first robot and his full “life” will be turned into a movie by Abrams’ company for Paramount Pictures.

The book – published last year – was the culmination of ten years’ worth of work on behalf of Guinan and Bennett, mixing illustration, photography and writing to place the fictional mechanical man into important events in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as demonstrated in the book’s trailer:

No details have been announced about writers or directors for the movie version.

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