JJ Abrams Goes Steampunk With Boilerplate

There have been rumours of a movie version of the story of “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel” written by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, now it seems to be more than a rumour as JJ Abrams is planning the adaption from book to screen. This could be an exciting movie and with JJ Abrams in the driving seat there is no reason why that should not be case is there?

These are the details on the graphic novel “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel” by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett;

Boilerplate was a robot built by Professor Archibald Campion in 1893 as a prototype, for the self-proclaimed purpose of preventing the deaths of men in the conflicts of nations, Boilerplate charged into combat alongside such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia. Campion and his robot also circled the planet with the U.S. Navy, trekked to the South Pole, made silent movies, and hobnobbed with the likes of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla.

Source [Gamma Squad]