Alex Proyas to Direct Crazy Robot Movie 'Amped'

Alex Proyas to Direct Crazy Robot Movie 'Amped'

Nov 08, 2012

Daniel H. Wilson must be thrilled that two of his novels are being adapted for the big screen. We already know that Robopocalypse will see Steven Spielberg at the helm, with a script from Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams collaborator Drew Goddard. The film is set to star Chris Hemsworth in the lead with Anne Hathaway in negotiations to costar and Ben Whishaw rumored to join them. Now, word comes from THR that Wilson's other novel Amped is being adapted for a big-screen remake.
Dark City director Alex Proyas has been set to lead the tale about an epic clash between technology and humanity. The dystopian story follows a class of superhumans who have been implanted with a device that makes them capable of amazing feats of power. "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," the book's synopsis tell us. "On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twe29-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."
We're always up for a crazed robot story, especially one from Wilson since his background as a robotics engineer makes things eerily real. However, and we hate to say it, Proyas sometimes feels like the kiss of death since multiple major projects have folded after attaching the director. Place your bets on how long Proyas stays with the picture, and feel free to leave us your review of Amped in the comments section.

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