Mandalay Pictures to Build Machine Man


Mandalay Pictures is developing “Machine Man,” a novel whose pages are being posted online each day by author Max Barry, says Variety. The company has picked up film rights to the thriller that Vantage Books plans to publish in 2011.

The story concerns a tech engineer who’s tired of going through life average and unnoticed, so he replaces parts of his body with titanium upgrades of his own design. He then discovers that he isn’t the only one with plans for his new body.

As Barry writes the book, he’s revealing one page of the tale each day as part of an interactive literary experiment in which suggestions from readers are integrated into the plot as the story unfolds.

You can check out “Machine Man” at Barry’s official website.