Thursday, July 29, 2010


"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:"

This is one of my favorite books because it's created to look like a school textbook highlighting the 'career' of this imaginary robot. Look for it in your local library or get a copy for yourself if you are any kind of fan of the robots. This one is very cool and will make a terrific Victorian Age adventure film.


M. D. Jackson said...

That's absolutely enchanting. I must find that book!

Kal said...

It's really neat.

D.I. Felipe González said...

Who's the guy standing right to Pancho Villa?

Kal said...

That is Boilerplate the robot.