Sony Pictures is developing a sci-fi robot film called Epsilon, and they've hired Green Lantern and Arrow writer Greg Berlanti to direct it. The movie is currently being scripted by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and the unproduced Deadpool movie.
The story for the film "is set after a failed robot rebellion sends Earth back to the analog age. Seeking refuge on a space station, a few robots escape to raise their own human lab rats as obedient warriors to pave the way for retaliation. Epsilon stands amongst them until he begins to question all he was led to believe."
It sounds like an interesting concept, hopefully they can pull it off and turn it into a great movie. Robot movies are about to blow up after Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim hits theaters. We've already got a few other robot movies in development such as Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, J.J. Abrams' Boilerplate, Giaking, and of course, Transformers 4. I think Pacific Rim is going to set the standard, and inspire an uptick of even more robot movies. Like any movie genre, some of those movies will be good, and others will be crap.
What do you think of the concept behind Epsilon?
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