J.J. Abrams Trying Out Steampunk

J.J. Abrams is developing the steampunk-inspired feature “Boilerplate” for his Bad Robot company and Paramount Pictures says Heat Vision

Based on Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett’s graphic novel, the story follows the world’s first robot, who fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt and T.E. Lawrence, journeyed to Antartica and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing during World War I.

Deborah Newmyer (“The Ugly Truth”) will produce the project.