Time to add another project to the list of things JJ Abrams has on his to do list. Abrams and his Bad Robot Production company are going steam punk. Through Paramount they have picked up the rights to the novel “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel”, which is about a Victorian era robot.
JJ and the Steampunk Robot
According to the THR Heat Vision Blog, Paramount has picked up rights to “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel,” a graphic novel-picture book about the world’s first robot. Abrams and Bad Robot will produce the adaption about the robot who fights alongside Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia, and travels the world seeking adventure. Boilerplate is the brainchild of Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett and was originally born as a website (and some people thought the story was true). You can learn more about Boilerplate at the official site. Here is a video trailer for the illustrated book and story of Boilerplate.
Boilerplate joins a number of other projects Abrams has in development at Bad Robot in addition to the 2012 Star Trek sequel. More details at THR.