Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) is set to direct a new sci-fi thriller for Summit Entertainment called AMPS. The movie will be an adaptation of an unpublished novel being written by Daniel H. Wilson, who also wrote Robopocalypse, which Steven Spielberg is adapting into a movie.
The new novel is set in a world where the technology designed to make the disabled whole turns them into supermen. Sounds like the perfect kind of story for Proyas to tackle.
Wilson's new book has been on the auction block with Working Title and Paramount Pictures also trying to get their hands on it. According to Deadline "Wilson took the Summit deal because he was impressed by Proyas, who'll shoot the picture at a modest budget in Australia under his Mystery Clock Cinema banner."
Wilson is still writing the book, and the plan is to hire a screenwriter who'll take his novel pages and draft them into script for the film.
I love the premise of the story and I think it will make for a really good movie. What do you all think?