If you’re one of us who laments that Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse has been put on the back burner for the foreseeable future, we’ve got some good news for you. Sony is going to climb aboard the robot rebellion train. The studio plans to produce a science fiction adventure called Epsilon.
According to Variety, Epsilon is set in a future after “a failed robot rebellion sends Earth back to the analog age.” In the wake of their loss, some of the robots escape to a space station, where they raise human beings to raise as warriors, and use in laboratory experiments, plotting a little good old-fashioned revenge. One of these refugees is a robot named Epsilon. He’s all cool with this plan at first, but eventually has second thoughts, and “begins to question all he was led to believe.”
That’s a promising place to start from. You have robots, space, and revenge, what more can you ask out of a movie? Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been tapped to handle the script.
Greg Berlanti, who penned the much maligned Green Lantern adaptation in 2011, not to mention his work on Wrath of the Titans, will direct Epsilon. Those credentials don’t exactly fill you with confidence, especially since the last feature film he helmed was the Katherine Heigl/Josh Duhamel rom com Life as We Know It. Who knows what he did to convince the studio that he’s the man for this job, but let’s hope he knows what he’s doing. Hate to waste a perfectly good set up like this.
Here’s the Green Lantern trailer, just in case you’ve forgotten Berlanti’s past work…