Robosapien Movie Powered Up
We’ve been hearing rumors that this might happen for awhile, and now it’s assured. Marvel head Avi Aarad is making a movie out of Robosapien.
You know Robosapien. He’s that little toy robot in Fry’s Electronics that you always walk past and think “wow that looks cool” and then you keep right on walking because you can’t imagine any circumstance in which you’d ever actually want to buy it.
Apparently some people do buy it, because if you do a little Google searching you’ll discover there’s a whole mod community of techies out there modifying, upgrading, and tweaking these things to do some pretty cool stuff.
And somehow the support of that handful of people has led to Robosapien becoming a movie. I’m picturing Short Circuit, without the military angle.
HR says they’ve cast a kid named Bobby Coleman to star in the film. They’re calling the movie Robosapien: Rebooted, which is a sort of strange title for a first movie. Shouldn’t they save that for a sequel? Or maybe for the inevitable remake someone does 20 years from now? Just a thought.