Working Title Films has picked up the rights to Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling novel Amped, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. Published earlier this year, the sci-fi tale is officially described as follows:
Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of 'Robopocalypse' creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster.
As he did in 'Robopocalypse', Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities -- and rights -- of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world -- or destroy it.
Work on Amped is still in the very early stages, but Robopocalypse is set to hit the screen on April 25, 2014. Chris Hemsworth will headline with Ben Wishaw and Anne Hathaway also said to be in talks.