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Screenwriters: JD Payne, Patrick McKay
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Official website: BigRedHair.com/BoilerPlate
J.J. Abrams has purchased the rights to the book "Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel" and will oversee the film adaptation. The book, 170 pages of text with 350 illustrations and photo manipulations, was written by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett and relates the adventures of a robot built in the Victorian age who, through its travels, meets all manner of famous historical personalities throughout its century-spanning existence. Originally pitched as a graphic novel, the authors spent a decade compiling Boilerplate's (the robot's) history online, evolving Boilerplate's history into a guide called "The History of Robots in the Victorian Era," attempting to establish the character's presence throughout various famous historical events.