Jack Black and “Hot Tub Time Machine” director Steve Pink have optioned Daniel H. Wilson’s novel “How to Survive a Robot Uprising” reports io9.
Pink is writing a new draft of the screenplay, but it isn’t sure if he will direct or if Black will star. ‘Survive’ is described as a comedic look at what would happen if there were a robotic uprising against mankind.
Mike Myers previously signed to star in an earlier attempt to adapt ‘Rising’ back in 2006 from a script by “Reno 911!” creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.
The news comes on the same day that it has been confirmed that Steven Spielberg would direct a film based Wilson’s other robot-themed novel “Robopocalypse”.