Payne, McKay Pen Robot Tale “Boilerplate”

JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write the script for the comic adaptation “Boilerplate” at Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot reports Deadline.

Based on the Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett graphic novel, the story follows a robot built in the late 19th Century to replace men in battle.

The robot is depicted in the Spanish-American War and WWI, and is pictured in meetings with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain. Deborah Newmyer will produce.