J.J. Abrams Producing Boilerplate

He is one of the busiest man in Hollywood. With already plenty of movies on his directing/producing development list (including Star Trek 2, Mission Impossible 4, Super 8, etc.), J.J. Abrams has just added one more. Abrams’ very successful company, Bad Robot, is planning on telling the story of one peculiar robot.

HollywoodReporter states:

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.

Abrams has yet to disappoint me. Mostly all of his movie and TV ideas, have become successful. From reading the story’s description, all I could keep thinking about was “a robot Forrest Gump”. If there was someone involved in incorporating that feel to this story, Abrams is the definitely the man.

What do you guys think of this story? You interested in watching this tale? Will Abrams deliver?

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One thought on “J.J. Abrams Producing Boilerplate

  1. I think this movie could be great. That would be an easy way to show an inside look at American history with an interesting twist.

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