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
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