Sunday, August 1, 2010

Boilerplate to be made into a motion picture!


Boilerplate and his builder, Professor Archibald Campion

Good news!  The Hollywood Reported announced that Paramont Studios has acquired the the graphic novel Boilerplate!  The movie will be directed by Mr. J.J. Abrams, the winner of numerous Emmys and Golden Globes for such works as Lost, Fringe, and Cloverfield (we'll bypass discussion of his rendition of Star Trek, however).


Boilerplate wrestling a Grizzly, possibly in the wilds of Alaska

For those who might not be familiar with Boilerplate, it is the narrative of the world's first "Mechanical Man" and his exploits around the world during the Steampunk era.  The written and graphic source material for Boilerplate is exceptional, and even though there is a graphic novel about him (available at Amazon), a visit to the main website for Boilerplate is always a worthwhile trip!


Official trailer for the Boilerplate Graphic novel

To read further news regarding the current news about this announcement, please follow these links...
Hollywood Reporter
MTV
Rotten Tomatos news piece
IO9

2 comments:

Christine Barker said...

This is exciting news! I met the authors of this book at Comic Con 2010 and the book is amazing!

Dr. Rafael Fabre said...

Dear Miss Barker - Quite agree, madam! I'd say that not only is Boilerplate one of the best examples of Steampunk fiction, but if it becomes a successful production, it will set a new standard for Steampunk movies. Time will tell - but I'll certainly be looking forward to the eventual production.