J.J. Abrams to Produce Boilerplate Adaptation

J.J. Abrams has purchased the rights to the book Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel and will oversee the film adaptation, reports Heat Vision.

The book, 170 pages of text with 350 illustrations and photo manipulations, was written by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett and relates the adventures of a robot built in the Victorian age who, through its travels, meets all manner of famous historical personalities throughout it’s century-spanning existence.

Originally pitched as a graphic novel, the authors spent a decade compiling Boilerplate’s (the robot’s) history online, evolving Boilerplate’s history into a guide called The History of Robots in the Victorian Era, attempting to establish the character’s presence throughout various famous historical events.

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